Doug Harnice

Lance Dennee

A judge has sentenced former McCracken County Judge/Executive Van Newberry to two years of unsupervised probation and ordered him to pay $13,830.91 in restitution.

Stephen Lance Denee

The criminal trial of former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and his deputy begins in three weeks.  

Lance Dennee

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has appointed 5th Circuit commonwealth’s attorney Zac Greenwell as the new special prosecutor in former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry’s trial for alleged zoning misconduct.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to hire an architectural firm to assess costs for a new animal shelter after shelter supporters asked the court to act on the issue.

Judge Executive Van Newberry said the cost to hire an architect will run between $10,000 and $25,000 .

Stephen Lance Denee

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. 

Lance Dennee

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. 


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.


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. 

McCracken Fiscal Court

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.

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.