Ellis Sentenced

Bardwell, KY – Carlisle Circuit Judge Tim Langford sentenced Jeremy Ellis yesterday to serve 12 years in prison after a jury found him guilty this week of setting the fire that destroyed the county's courthouse over two years ago. The session was held in a makeshift courtroom at the Bardwell Masonic Lodge. Langford also tacked on almost two and half million dollars in restitution fines Ellis will have to pay after he's set free. The Paducah Sun reports during sentencing, Langford told Ellis he expects him to pay on the fine for the rest of his life.