• Mother, father arrested for alleged abuse of young child


    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A mother and father have been arrested for what police believe are serious injuries inflicted upon their two-month-old daughter.

    Brian Richard Ray, 27, and Jocelyn Kristina Marie Myles, 25, both of Mount Washington, were arrested on arrested on warrants Tuesday evening.

  • Trial date in November for mayor’s case

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The date has been set for when a six-member jury panel will decide the fate of Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis.

    Special Judge C. Derek Reed, who presides in LaRue and Hart counties, set a date of Friday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m.

    Ellis was indicted for a misdemeanor charge of soliciting prostitution.

    During a brief pre-trial conference on Tuesday morning in Bullitt District Court, special Hardin County prosecutor Mark Shouse and defense attorney John Cook said that negotiations on a settlement had been held.

  • District gets duty to take over Bullitt Utilities now

    HILLVIEW -- Officials with the Bullitt County Sanitation District have been bracing for the decision for months.

    With the March 2014 failure of the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, there had always been a feeling that the sanitation district would be looked up to bail out the situation.

    That bail out became official Wednesday afternoon.

    An order was signed in Franklin Circuit Court on Wednesday agreeing with the state Public Service Commission that the sanitation district would be allowed to be the receiver of the fallen Bullitt Utilities.

  • Georgetown man arrested in predator sting

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of a Georgetown man for using a computer to contact a minor for sex. On Tuesday, Timothy S. Gaines, Jr., 41, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury and arrested by investigators from Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit. Gaines will be arraigned in Franklin Circuit Court.

  • Multi-state child porn indictment for Louisville man
  • Anderson firefighter arraigned in predator sting

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 22, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announce the arrest of a Anderson County volunteer firefighter on one count of using a computer to contact a minor for sex. Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. Meece was arraigned today in Franklin District Court.

  • Former special deputy indicted by federal officials on drug charge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former special deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted by federal officials.

    Christopher Mattingly, 27, of Shepherdsville, has been charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

    Federal prosecutors allege that Mattingly is a major drug distributor with ties to a cartel in Mexico.

    But the reason Mattingly remains in custody is his alleged threats to kill Mike Halbleib, who is director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

  • Ethic charges dismissed against men

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than an hour, a three-member tribunal unanimously voted to dismiss allegations of ethical misconduct by two Shepherdsville city councilmembers.

    On Tuesday evening, the Shepherdsville Merit Board dismissed charges against Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown.

    The allegations were brought by fellow councilmember Gloria Taft after events surrounding an Aug. 11 meeting of the city council.

    “It was the only thing we could do,” board chairman Jamie Weck said after the decision. “There was nothing.”

  • Former Marshall County football coach pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the guilty plea of the former Marshall County High School head football coach, 47-year-old Ronald E. Barnard. Earlier today Barnard pled guilty to:

    1) Promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 18 years old, a class C felony.

    2) Unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in a sexual performance, a class D felony.

    3) Sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony.

  • Man indicted for sex-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County man is in jail after being charged with sex-related offenses.

    David W. Truax Jr., 19, of Shepherdsville, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Truax for rape, sexual abuse and incest.

    According to the indictment, on May 30, 2015, Truax allegedly had sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years of age.

    And the indictment said that he should have known she was a relative.