• Suspect in police chase still at large

    A Chevrolet Suburban, driven by a man fleeing from police, took out a brick wall, tore out concrete posts and damaged four cruisers early Saturday. The vehicle stopped when it bottomed out in a drainage ditch in Hodgenville, but the driver twice managed to elude officers.
    No one was injured during the chase, but officials are still totaling the amount of damages to private and public property.
    The mayhem began about 5 a.m. Saturday when a Campbellsville City officer signaled for the Suburban to pull over near Walmart.

  • Sams pleads guilty to manslaughter


  • Two sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

  • Man faces numerous charges after traffic stop

    Brian Hutcherson, 21, of Hodgenville, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, aggravated, second offense; fleeing or evading officers; second-degree criminal mischief; leaving the scene of an accident; improper start from parked position; disregarding stop sign; and failure to illuminate headlamps.
    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst filed the charges March 6.
    Hutcherson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 bond. He will be arraigned March 9 in LaRue District Court.

  • Five charged with vandalism at Salem Lake

    Four adults and a juvenile were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief after driving all-terrain vehicles at Salem Lake.
    Emily Petty of Sonora; Travis Puryear of Hodgenville; Cassandra D. Sherman of Elizabethtown; and Brandon Dawson of Elizabethtown, all 18, allegedly drove the ATVs around the lake area about 10 p.m., leaving ruts in “an area the size of a football field.” They were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.
    The juvenile was released to his mother.

  • Alleged 'skillet-tosser' indicted by grand jury

    A Greensburg man, accused of entering a White City home and throwing an iron skillet at the homeowner, was indicted on one count of second-degree burglary Feb. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, Hobart Darren Cruse, 41, of Hodgenville Road, “came at” the homeowner with a knife before throwing the heavy skillet. After a brief confrontation with the homeowner, Cruse fled, according to McCoy.

  • Couple charged with trafficking in marijuana

    Two people were charged March 2 with trafficking in marijuana while a third was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    According to court records, Hodgenville City Police received an anonymous tip about a large quantity of marijuana in a Shawnee Drive apartment. The tenant gave permission for police to search the residence.
    Officer Robby Brownfield reported finding a green leafy substance on a dresser and two pill bottles of marijuana seeds. He found a set of electronic scales in a top dresser drawer, hidden in a Conway Twitty CD case.

  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Several people were indicted Feb. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    They include:
    Mychal Alexander Clairmont, 20, of Hodgenville, was charged with third-degree burglary; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, under 21 years of age; failure to illuminate head lamps and possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
    He is accused of entering Affordable Tires & Batteries in Hodgenville with intent to commit a crime and driving under the influence.
    The alleged crimes occurred Oct. 18, 2010.

  • New Hope man faces multiple sex charges


    Pascal “Pat” Jones, 50, of 130 Willow Spring Road in New Hope was indicted in Marion Circuit Court last week for first-degree rape (three counts), first-degree sodomy (three counts), first-degree sex abuse (43 counts), first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under 16 (21 counts), unlawful transaction with a minor under 18 (40 counts), and intimidating a witness in a legal process (two counts).

  • Civil suit filed against The Life Connection

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company has filed a civil suit against a Sonora company and its insurance company in LaRue Circuit Court.

    According to the suit, Farm Bureau paid $11,900 on the claim of an Elizabethtown man who was involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision on April 11, 2009. Farm Bureau claims the driver and two passengers of the other vehicle were juveniles staying at The Life Connection, a group home on Bud’s Lake Road.