• Man pleads guilty to taking chair from courthouse

    A Hodgenville man was charged with theft by unlawful taking after allegedly taking a rocking chair from the LaRue County Courthouse.

    John S. Reed, 52, of New Jackson Highway, allegedly entered the courthouse about 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and removed the chair from the hallway. The rocker had been purchased by Property Valuation Administrator Jim Shaw, who is retiring this year, for the use of visitors.

  • Details emerge in manslaughter case

    Kentucky State Police released more details Wednesday in a manslaughter case against a Bonnieville man.

    A preliminary hearing was held Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court for Jason R. Davis, 37, who, according to police, failed to obtain medical help for a woman, who later died. He allegedly drove around for several hours with her body in the passenger seat.

    KSP Detective Anthony Hardin said he was dispatched about 1:37 p.m. Nov. 1 from Post 4 in Elizabethtown to Lebanon Junction.

  • Court Briefs: Oct. 12, 2014

    Counts dismissed

    Charges against Christina Jewell (1986) were dismissed Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She had been charged earlier this year with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender.


    Failed to appear

    Machele D. Moore (1975) failed to appear Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. Bond was set at $10,500 cash only. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.


    Guilty plea

  • Man pleads not guilty to charges

    A Hodgenville man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several counts.

    Timothy Allen Rollin, 37, was charged Nov. 5 with distribution of obscene matter, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/sex offense, two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry and sex offender IM/chat/network.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Rollin sent obscene messages and photos of himself to an 11-year-old girl. He allegedly contacted her by text and on Facebook, asking her to meet for the purpose of engaging in sex acts.

  • KSP: Man drove for hours with dead body in car

    A Bonnieville man is facing a manslaughter charge after police found a deceased person in the passenger seat of the car he was driving.
    About 1:30 a.m. Satur-day, Nov. 1, Lebanon Junction police made a traffic stop on a 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Jason R. Davis, 37.
    Davis told the officer he was aware his female passenger was in need of medical treatment, but “failed to facilitate such treatment,” according to the arrest citation. The woman was dead for several hours prior to Davis being stopped by police, according to the citation.

  • Ex-mayor's trial postponed as KSP continues to investigate
  • New Haven man pleads guilty to embezzlement at monastery

     The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.

  • Lincoln Parkway murder case postponed

     A murder trial set to begin Monday for a Hodgenville man has been postponed until January to allow the defense more time to prepare its case.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 47, is charged with two counts of murder after a fatal wreck that killed an Elizabethtown couple in August 2013. His attorney, Heather Stroutman, had the case continued until Jan. 21.

    Stroutman previously asked for continuances in the trial, but had the request granted before the trial was set to begin Monday.

  • News of Record - Oct. 29, 2014


    The Estate of Aileen Salsman, by and through Davina Gupton, executrix, to Brent Gupton and Davina Gupton, tracts 1-4 of Salsman Estate Retained Lands, property in Taylor, Marion and LaRue Counties, gift, no new consideration, FCV $300,000

    Kenny Benningfield to Johnny Crim and Johannah Crim, property at 84 Hawkins Road, Hodgenville, $132,000

    Larry Jones, executor of the estate of Elsie Jones, to Brenda Lee Miller, lot 32 in Hutcherson Heights subdivision, $75,900

  • LaRue man charged with sex crimes

    Hart County deputies arrested a Larue County man Tuesday charged with dozens of sex crimes.

    James Turner, 41, of Magnolia, was arrested on a warrant charging him with 52 counts of third-degree sodomy.

    He was placed in Hart County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 unsecured bond.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley said Turner came to the attention of law enforcement through a complaint.

    The 52 counts involve one juvenile, and the conduct is alleged to have occurred over a two-year period, Hensley said.