• LaRue joins state's eWarrant system

    Last week, local law enforcement and court officials attended classes to learn about the new state electronic warrant system.
    The eWarrants, which are available online, “do away with all paper warrants that had to be mailed,” according to Acting Chief Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.
    The network allows officers to electronically file complaints, which can be viewed and signed by judges. Officers can act immediately in making an arrest rather than waiting hours or days.

  • Trial date set in stabbing death

     The suspect in the stabbing death of a New Haven man received a pre-trial date of June 17 and a trial date of July 11 at an arraignment Jan. 6 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Four charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

    Four people were charged Jan. 4 with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    An anonymous tip about an active meth lab led officers to an Oak Hill Road residence, according to Constable Tim Ford. He and the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department conducted a joint investigation.

    Donald M. Goatley, 37; Angela Irene Montgomery, 35; and Joshua Jason Logsdon, 26, all of Sonora; and Naomi L. Latham, 29, of Elizabethtown, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Man injured in meth explosion has been indicted

    An Elizabethtown man who was seriously injured in a meth lab explosion in October, has been charged with the manufacture of the illegal drug.

    Joseph Gordon White, 37, was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on one count of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of a controlled substance and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of marijuana and complicity.

  • More charges filed against Parrett

    More charges have been filed against a Hodgenville man accused of drug trafficking.

    Joshua Wayne Parrett, 34, was charged Jan. 5 with manufacturing methamphetamine by Kentucky State Police.

    He was charged Dec. 15 with trafficking in methamphetamine by Elizabethtown City Police.

    According to ECP, an officer “observed a suspicious truck with a car hauler style trailer at the water tower on Valley Creek Road. Due to recent thefts at the tower and other thefts in the area, (the detective) made contact with the driver.”

  • Richmond man charged with sexual abuse

    A Richmond man was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Charles R. Stockton, 50, is accused of engaging in a self-gratifying sexual act while communicating with a juvenile over an electronic communication device. The teenager told investigators she “heard” the act.

    The alleged incident occurred in 2008.

    Electronic communication devices may include the Internet or telephone, according to the indictment.

    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Woman sentenced to five years, four suspended

    Lisa Marie Puckett, 39, of Sonora, will serve seven months in the county jail and was fined $1,260 after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and three counts of third-degree criminal mischief.

    According to court records, a small child was in the vehicle when the alleged offenses occurred Aug. 22.

  • Man indicted for cultivating marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on several drug charges.

    Christopher R. Logsdon, 34, of Carter Brothers Road, was charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants; possession of firearm while committing an offense; trafficking in marijuana; first-degree possession of a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The alleged incidents occurred in February 2010, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Campbellsville woman indicted by LaRue Grand Jury

    A Campbellsville woman was indicted on several charges Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Nancy W. Ferrante (1963) was charged with tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, possession of open container in vehicle and failure to wear seatbelt.

  • Edmonton man to serve four years after police chase

    An Edmonton man who led officers on a chase through five counties in March pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, police officer, Dec. 20, in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Ollie David Campbell, 34, was sentenced to four years and fined $585 for his escapade into LaRue County. He faces similar charges in Hardin, Hart and Barren Counties.
    According to court records, Campbell refused to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65. After a high-speed chase, Campbell crashed his 1984 Ford Bronco in Metcalfe County.