• Ohio man ordered to repay storm victims

     A roofing contractor accused of failing to perform repair services for Kentucky residents, despite being paid to do so, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception under $10,000, a class D felony. 

    James M. Twaddle, 41, entered the plea on March 18 in Bullitt Circuit Court. His two-year prison sentence is suspended for five years on the condition that he repays $7,389.96 to the victims. He must pay the restitution in full by June 30 or he will be taken into custody.

  • Files in City Hall case are unsealed

     The discovery - or evidence - in the criminal cases against Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback was unsealed Thursday morning by LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III.

    There are five large notebooks of documents, along with photos and recordings, to  go through. Continue to check back online and in next week's print edition for more information.

  • News of Record - March 19, 2014


  • Upton man claims search was illegal

     An Upton man who was charged with several counts last June claims the search of his home was unreasonable and illegal.

  • Court Briefs - March 19, 2014

     Guilty plea

  • State offers to 'redact' non-business communications in City Hall's case

     The battle over sealed City Hall documents continued last week as the Commonwealth Attorney offered to redact – or keep private – any “purely private non-business communications” between Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

  • Man charged with DUI after wreck

     A Hodgenville man was charged with driving under the influence after he was involved in a single vehicle crash on Old E’town Road.

    Emmett M. Locke, 43, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet passenger car north on Ky. 210 about 4:30 p.m. March 8. The vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and Locke overcorrected after crossing the center of the roadway, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overturned and came to rest in the ditchline.

    Locke was uninjured; the vehicle sustained severe damage.

  • KSP recognizes last surviving member of first cadet class

    As a member of Kentucky State Police Cadet Class #1 in 1948, Chester Potter was a ground floor witness to the birth and growth of an organization that would transform law enforcement in Kentucky. Recently, the 83-year-old Pikeville resident, who retired in 1975 as a lieutenant after 27 years on the force, recalled those early “trailblazing” days.

  • News of Record - March 5, 2014


  • Sonora man charged with drug trafficking

     A Sonora man is facing drug trafficking charges after allegedly selling marijuana and hydrocodone to an informant.

    William J. Norman, 63, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, second offense; trafficking in controlled substance; and trafficking in controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a school by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Deputy Eric Williamson obtained a search warrant for Norman’s residence, according to court records. Norman lives in a camper on a relative’s property on Munfordville Road.