WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed January 15, 2014
Hodgenville Officials Indicted on Charges of Misuing Public Funds, Fuel Card
Two Hodgenville city officials have pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and abusing public trust. The News-Enterprise reports Hodenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and city clerk Madonna Hornback entered the pleas Tuesday in Larue District Court.
An indictment issued last month by a grand jury accuses both of using a city-issued fuel credit card to make personal purchases and taking money from the city.
Cruse and Hornback have denied the charges.
Larue County prosecutor Terry Geoghegan said the indictment stems from a lengthy investigation spurred by "citizen complaints." Judge Charles Simms III set a trial date for June 9.