Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Top Stories

December 17, 2013

5:10 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Grand jury indicts Hodgenville mayor, clerk

HODGENVILLE —

A grand jury has indicted the mayor and the city clerk of a small town in central Kentucky on 69 counts.

The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1hYK0ZG) reports the indictments handed down Monday by the LaRue County grand jury came after a long investigation that was prompted by complaints from residents.

Mayor Terry L. Cruse is facing charges that include abuse of public trust, theft by unlawful taking, not reporting campaign contributions and forgery.

The charges against City Clerk MaDonna Hornback include abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking.

The indictment accuses both of using a city-issued fuel credit card to make personal purchases and taking money from the city.

It was unclear whether Cruse and Hornback have attorneys. A message left early Tuesday at Hodgenville City Hall wasn't immediately returned.

Hodgenville City Councilman Jim Phelps Jr. told the newspaper that the city was "blindsided" by the indictments.

"I have no idea where we go from here," said Phelps, who has served on the council for several years.

LaRue County Commonwealth Attorney Terry Geoghegan said a probe had been "ongoing for a period of several months."

"Citizen complaints were made to the state police and the state police opened an investigation from there," he said.

 

1
Text Only
Top Stories
Local News
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video