Man sentenced for manslaughter
LANCASTER - A man who shot and killed another man in a domestic dispute was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a handgun.
Brian K. Lainhart, 38, pleaded guilty before Garrard Circuit Court Judge Hunter Daugherty on Monday. Daugherty sentenced him to seven years for manslaughter and five years for the gun charge. The sentences will run consecutively.
Lainhart killed Michael Miller on Jack Black Road in November 2002. He initially was charged with murder.
Lainhart already is in prison for trafficking in marijuana.
Marijuana found during traffic stop
LANCASTER - A Nicholasville man was arrested on drug trafficking charges after police allegedly found marijuana in his Cadillac.
Leigh J. Huffman, 26, was stopped Wednesday by Lancaster police officer Roy Gambrel on suspicion of having excessive window tinting.
After Huffman denied Gambrel's request to search the vehicle, a state trooper brought a drug-sniffing dog to the scene. Marijuana, Gambrel reported, was found in the car's center console and in the trunk. He estimated the marijuana weighed between 8 ounces and 5 pounds.