Doug Harnice

Government
2:11 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Newberry and Harnice Deny Deal and Go to Trial in McCracken Zoning Case

Van Newberry (left) and Doug Harnice sitting in McCracken County Circuit Court
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McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge Doug Harnice will head to trial after rejecting a plea deal over allegations the two illegally changed zoning maps.

Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey is prosecuting Newberry and Harnice on felony charges affecting at least 500 pieces of property. 

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Government
3:06 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Commonwealth Attorney Offers Deal to Newberry and Harnice in Zoning Misconduct Case

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McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and deputy judge Doug Harnice were offered a deal by the Commonwealth in Circuit Court Friday.

Special prosecutor G.L. Ovey would not elaborate on the details of the offer. 

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Government
1:02 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Settlement Possible in Newberry Zoning Case

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As a court date looms for McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry regarding allegations of zoning misconduct, Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey says there is potential for a settlement.

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Government
3:36 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Discovery Period Extended in Van Newberry Zoning Case

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Discovery continues in a lawsuit regarding potential zoning misconduct case involving McCracken County's Judge Executive and his deputy. 

The case's first pre-trial conference took place this morning. 

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Government
2:21 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pretrial Conference Set in McCracken County Zoning Case

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A pretrial conference is set in the zoning misconduct case involving the McCracken County Judge Executive and his Deputy.  

The attorney for Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice says the defense will meet with the prosecution before the judge on March 21 to determine the proceedings for the trial.  

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Government
11:48 am
Tue January 21, 2014

New Judge Appointed to McCracken County Zoning Case Against Newberry, Harnice

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A new judge has been appointed to a zoning case against McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice.

Newberry’s attorney Will Kautz said Marshall County Chief Circuit Judge Dennis Foust will hear the case after McCracken County Judges Craig Clymer and Tim Kaltenbach recused themselves.

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Government
3:49 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

McCracken County Officials Indicted in Zoning Case

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry
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McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice face a charge of tampering with public records in connection with unauthorized zone changes affecting at least 500 pieces of property in the county.  

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Government
12:31 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

McCracken County Emergency Management Director Resigns

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McCracken County Emergency Management Director Paul Carter has resigned from his post three months after a road-side argument allegedly turned physical. 

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Government
12:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Newberry Faces Zoning Allegations

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McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry is under fire for allegedly altering zoning maps without going through the proper legal channels.

Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice said the map changes, which occurred sometime between 2007 and 2008, are the result of minor computer errors, but Paducah attorney Burton Washburn says he thinks differently.

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Society
1:27 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

McCracken County Precinct Wet-Dry Vote Postponed

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A wet-dry vote for McCracken County’s Maxon Road precinct has been postponed after officials examined the petition calling for the vote and found it was five signatures short. The county’s Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice says 323 valid signatures were necessary for the vote that was scheduled for May 7.

“I looked at the signatures on all of them, and found that some didn’t have the last name in it and some didn’t have a telephone, address and some of them were actually in another precinct,” he said.

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