• COURT BRIEFS: July 25, 2012

    Ordered to serve sentence

    Ben E. Poore (1964) was ordered to serve his sentence in a 2006 case of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The judge noted “defendant provided no excuse.”


    Charges dismissed

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty to promoting contraband

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer pleaded guilty to a charge of promoting contraband at the jail and first-degree official misconduct.

    Ramona Young, 33, of Hodgenville, admitted to providing tobacco products to an inmate in LaRue District Court.

    Young was sentenced to 60 days, 54 days suspended, probated for two years, according to court records. She was allowed to serve her six-day sentence in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    She was fined $153 but costs and fees were waived, according to court records.

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

    Nine people were indicted July 16 by a LaRue County grand jury on various offenses.

    Susan A. Smith (1960) of Upton was charged with one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; first-degree possession of a controlled substance and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    She is accused of committing the offenses on June 30, acting alone or in concert with Ashley Harpool and Andrew Wooden.

    Bond was set at $50,000 cash only on condition of curfew and no communication with co-defendants.

  • Court Briefs - JULY 2012

     Ordered to serve sentence

    Ben E. Poore (1964) was ordered to serve his sentence in a 2006 case of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The judge noted “defendant provided no excuse.”


    Sentenced to five years, must serve 120 days

  • Burglary reported at Lawson's Flowers

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a reported break-in that occurred late July 10 or early July 11 at Lawson’s Flowers on Lincoln Boulevard.
    Owner Kayla Rock said someone used a pry bar to break in a side door. After making entry, the suspects damaged items in the shop and “ransacked” it.
    The perpetrators took electronics, cash, documents, and a pair of firearms, Rock said. They even adjusted the screensaver on her computer so it would be darker in the store.

  • Judge Jeff S. Taylor to serve on Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee

    Judge Jeff S. Taylor of Owensboro has been selected by his peers on the Court of Appeals to serve on the Kentucky Judicial Ethics Committee.

    Taylor is one of three judges chosen statewide to serve on the Committee along with two attorney representatives chosen by the Kentucky Bar Association. The Committee regularly reviews the Code of Judicial Conduct and provides advisory opinions to the 283 justices and judges of the Court of Justice located throughout Kentucky regarding judicial acts and conduct.

  • Hodgenville man leads police on chase

    A Hodgenville man has been arrested and charged after he led police officers on a chase.

    Thomas A. Cummings Jr., 34, of 559 Kirkpatrick Ave., was arrested Wednesday, July 4, at 8:59 p.m.

    According to Cummings' arrest citation, Kentucky State Police troopers attempted to stop him on KY 210.

    To avoid troopers, court records state, Cummings drove as speeds of 100 to 110 mph and passed other vehicles in a dangerous and reckless manner.

    Records state that, when stopped, Cummings refused to exit his vehicle and resisted arrest.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to five years

     Jason Clay Sanders, 41, Hodgenville, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court last week to five years in prison for seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    He was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including having no contact with witnesses.

  • Nelson County indictments

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury.  They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court July 19.

  • DUI

     The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.