HPD is happy to announce that we have selected Beth Sadler for the position of Police Clerk. Beth comes to us after serving eight years with the Larue County Sheriffs Office. Beth is has tremendous experience with the local court system as well as intimate knowledge of the operating systems HPD uses on a daily basis.
Beth will be start January 4th, 2021. With the addition of Beth as our clerk, HPD will finally have a person to speak to when you come to the department. For far too long visitors had to use a phone on the wall to speak to dispatch instead of having a person to speak to.
We would also like to thank those applicants that were not selected for this position. We had very well qualified, respected applicants for this position. The quality of the applicants made it clear that HPD is attracting the right folks from our community! The City of Hodgenville will maintain these applications for one year and will contact applicants if other positions open within the city.
HPD is currently searching for the young man in this video. If you know this person, please contact us.
SGT Avery and K9 Officer Wood are conducting a ride along today. They are riding with the 24th Judicial Drug Task Force on I40 near Camden, Tennessee.
HPD is dedicated to ensuring our officers receive the best training in multiple areas of law enforcement. With the recent addition of our K9 Drax, we are adding a drug interdiction team to the department.
On December 5th, 2020 at 2:01 am, a 2013 White Ford Fusion was traveling east on E. Main St. The vehicle failed to negotiate the traffic circle, instead driving through the square, striking the statue known as “Little Abe.” The vehicle continued through the square striking a Christmas display.
The Christmas display was an antique truck owned by Mark Boyd of Hodgenville. The truck was decorated and had a large Christmas tree in the bed belonging to the City of Hodgenville. Both sustained severe damages. Damages to the statue are not completely known at this time. It will have to be righted in order to assess the damage.
CPL Jordan Whitlow and Recruit Officer David Williams conducted the preliminary investigation. Upon arrival on scene, the officers contacted 18-year-old Kaylee Lovvorn of Louisville, and identified her as the operator of the suspect vehicle. Ms. Lovvorn appeared intoxicated and Standardized Field Sobriety Test’s showed impairment. Ms. Lovvorn was arrested and submitted to a test of her breath with a result of .190, more than twice the legal limit for drivers 21 and older.
Due to COVID protocols, Ms. Lovvorn was cited for DUI 1st (Aggravated) and Failure to Produce an Insurance Card, and she was released to a family member. Investigation continues.
Officer Jordan Whitlow was promoted to the newly created position of Corporal. David Williams, II was sworn in as our newest Recruit Officer; both on October 13th. Congrats to both!