• Man faces charges after shooting inside home

    A Hodgenville man was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital for evaluation Friday after firing shots inside his residence. He faces criminal charges as well.
    Clifford Horn, 48, of Kirkpatrick Avenue, called 911 several times that day, beginning before 5 a.m., according to Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    In the first call, Horn claimed there were “10 guys behind the house and eight people in front of the house” and they had “killed a bobcat-looking animal.”

  • Man sentenced to six years for manufacturing meth

    A traffic stop last June has resulted in one man being sentenced to six years and another ordered to stay out of the county.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was driving erratically that day when he pulled him over.
    A search of the vehicle turned up drugs and a firearm.
    Thompson and his passenger, Jason R. Davis, 33, of Magnolia, implicated each other in the discovery.

  • Greenwell files appeal in Nelson Circuit Court

    Nelson County Circuit Court has denied two motions of appeal from Kelly Wayne Greenwell, who was sentenced in 2007 to 40 years in prison for first-degree robbery and the attempted murder of Marion Willett.
    Greenwell’s case involved an incident on June 5, 2003, when he shot Willett twice in an attempt to steal her car.

  • Five indicted for indoor marijuana grow

    Five people were indicted March 21 by a LaRue County grand jury for their alleged involvement in an indoor marijuana growing operation.
    Jeffery Purdam, age unavailable, of Hodgenville; Brenna Marie Buchanan, 32, of Glendale; Annette Louise Fish, 48, of Magnolia; John David Maylee, 47, of Mexico, Mo.; and Marcus Brian Wiley, 40, of Magnolia, were each charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • Several indictments issued in March

    Several people were indicted March 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Richard Larimore, 36, of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of possessing methamphetamine on March 19.
    Bail was set at $20,000 cash only. He will be arraigned April 4 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Constable Tim Ford investigated.

  • Magnolia man charged with Subway robbery

    A Magnolia man has been arrested and charged with robbing the East Broadway Subway restaurant in Campbellsville.
    Bobby Kidd, 48, of 3510 Highway 566 was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
    According to an arrest citation, Subway workers reported a burglary on Monday, March 21.
    After reviewing a videotape at the store, court records state, several subjects were interviewed.
    Kidd’s vehicle was searched and clothing matching the burglar’s was found.

  • Escaped inmate captured in Kenton County

    Police have captured an inmate who escaped last May from the LaRue County Detention Center.
    Jorge Ivan Vegan-Caban, 25, was arrested March 21 in Kenton County, according to court records. He was extradited to LaRue County March 25 and is lodged in the detention center under $25,000 cash bond. Caban told officers he had a job in construction in Kenton County.
    No other information is available as of presstime.

  • 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.