• New laws go into effect July 12

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2012 regular session go into effect on July 12.

    The new laws mean copper thieves won’t be able to sell stolen materials for quick cash at recycling centers. Passengers in large vans will no longer be exempt from the state’s seat belt law. And meth producers will have a harder time getting large amounts of a key ingredient needed to make their illegal drugs.

  • KSP offers Citizen's Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 04’s Citizen’s Police Academy will start Sept. 13 and be held every Thursday with a graduation held on Nov. 20. This year the academy will be held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 112 of the Administration Building, 620 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

  • FERO: A different kind of cop

     A Kentucky state trooper stands in the middle of an empty field. He’s wearing a thick, burlap-like suit that makes him look like a salmon-colored Michelin man in the hot sun. Any passer-by would wonder why he was wearing this strange outfit; that is, until they saw the snarling dog streaking across the grass towards him. The dog bounds into the air and latches its teeth onto the trooper’s arm, protected by the Michelin man suit.  

  • Court Briefs – June 20, 2012

     Court briefs

  • News of Record: 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.

  • Constable's case continued

     A criminal case involving a LaRue County constable hit a roadblock last week.

  • Teen charged in break-ins

    A teenager was charged last week with five burglaries, according to Hodgenville City Police.
    The juvenile is accused of breaking in a concession stand at LaRue County High School on May 21, June 1, 5 and 7, and taking candy bars and soft drinks, said Police Chief Steve Johnson.
    He is accused of breaking in the Alternative School on June 3 and removing one of the school’s computers. His image was captured on a surveillance camera.
    The juvenile allegedly confessed to the break-ins, Johnson said.
    The matter will be handled in juvenile court.

  • Grand Jury indicts four in June

    Several people were indicted June 18 by a LaRue County grand jury. They are:

    Jetto Dye (1983) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count of attempted first-degree rape (victim under 12); attempted murder; kidnapping; first-degree sexual abuse; and resisting arrest. The alleged offenses occurred on June 2 and 3. Bail was set at $500,000 cash. He is ordered to remain drug and alcohol free and observe a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
    Kentucky State Police investigated.
    Arraignment is set for July 2 in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • Third person nabbed in burglary

    A third person has been charged in connection with a burglary that allegedly occurred in April.
    Robert Luis Grant, 34, of Leitchfield, was charged with second-degree burglary by Kentucky State Police and arraigned June 20 in LaRue District Court.
    The warrant was served to Grant in the Grayson County Detention Center where he was being held on misdemeanor charges.

  • Dye indicted for attempted rape, attempted murder of child

    A LaRue County grand jury on June 18 indicted a Hodgenville man on four felony counts after he allegedly abducted and attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl in a wooded area, before trying to snap her neck.
    Jetto Dye, 28, is scheduled to be arraigned July 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. He faces felony charges for kidnapping, attempted murder, attempted first-degree rape (victim under age 12) and first-degree sexual abuse. He also faces a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest.
    A LaRue Circuit judge has set bail at $500,000.