Former mayor Terry Cruse loses LaRue Co. Sheriff election - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Former mayor Terry Cruse loses LaRue Co. Sheriff election

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse didn't get enough votes to be elected as LaRue County Sheriff on Tuesday.

He took just under seven percent of the vote for sheriff in LaRue County. Russell McCoy won the seat.

Cruse was removed from office as mayor last Thursday after he was accused of misusing taxpayer dollars. The unanimous vote to remove him from office came after a day-long examination of the alleged ethics violations.

Council members in Hodgenville chose Kenny DeVore to carry out the remainder of Cruse's term, which finishes on December 31.

A Kentucky State Police investigation has also resulted in 13 criminal charges against Cruse and 55 charges against city clerk Madonna Hornback, mostly stemming from the alleged use of city money to fill up their personal cars. Cruse and Hornback have pleaded not guilty in their respective criminal cases and are awaiting further hearings and trials.

Documents also show both Hornback and Cruse helped their sons get jobs with the city in a possible violation of city code.

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