• Two charged with perjury

    Two people were charged May 21 with first-degree perjury.

    James Alex Clifford, 24, an inmate at the LaRue County Detention Center, and Tiffany B. Underwood, 24, of Mount Sherman, are each charged of perjury during a suppression hearing in LaRue Circuit Court.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson investigated.

    Preliminary hearings for Clifford and Underwood will be June 13 in LaRue District Court.

  • Court Briefs - May 30, 2012


  • Inmates indicted in connection with assault

     Three female inmates housed in the LaRue County Detention were indicted May 21 on charges of tampering with a witness and complicity.

  • Darst indicted on theft charge

    Former Larue County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Matthew “Matt” Darst, 31, was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Monday, May 21, on one count each of theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree official misconduct.
    Darst is accused with recovering a stolen motorcycle “with the intent to deprive the owner of its use by keeping it himself. Darst altered the appearance of the motorcycle in an attempt to mask its identity by the owner,” according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

  • COURT BRIEFS - May 23, 2012


    Brandon Maddox (1990) received a diverted sentence May 7 after pleading guilty to complicity, theft by unlawful taking/disposition auto in LaRue Circuit Court. He was ordered to pay $656.90 costs.


    Five-year suspended sentence

  • Hart County grand jury indicts three

     The Hart County grand jury indicted three local people in May.

    Albert T. Speed, 32, Civils Loop, Hodgenville, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than two grams, meth, and complicity.

    Jana D. Collins, 39, Bales Raod, Magnolia, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, less than two grams, meth, and complicity.

  • Two charged with possession of controlled substance

     Two people were charged with drug offenses May 13.

    Mark T. Tungate Jr., 30, and Christy A. Burton, 32, both of White City Road, Hodgenville, were each charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana after officers allegedly found marijuana, seeds, grow lights, pieces of foil, straws and white residue at the residence and a garage.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson said more charges could be forthcoming. Kentucky State Trooper Chris Berry also investigated.

  • Inmate injured during altercation

     Hodgenville City Police is assisting the LaRue County Detention Center with an investigation revolving around the alleged assault of a female inmate.

  • Former deputy jailer enters Alford plea to sexual misconduct

     A former LaRue County deputy jailer entered a plea May 7 to one amended count of sexual misconduct and second-degree promoting contraband.

  • New Haven teen charged with teacher abuse

     A Nelson County High School student was charged with abuse of a teacher and harassment after a physical encounter at school May 8.

    Justin Derek Downs, 19, New Haven, was booked at the Nelson County Jail at 10:48 a.m.

    "There was an incident between a couple of students and the teacher stepped in to deal with it," Nelson County Schools Communication Director Tom Dekle said. "The incident basically involved inappropriate physical contact."