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Courts

  • Webster Co. business owner sentenced for violating Clean Air Act

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Webster County, Kentucky business owner was sentenced in United States District Court this week, by Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl to serve a 90-day sentence plus two years probated with the condition that he not commit additional environmental offenses, for the negligent violation of the Clean Air Act, which is a Class A Misdemeanor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • 2016-17 Teen Court members begin their work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- This year’s group of high school students who are part of the Teen Court program were recently sworn in.

    Bullitt County is one of just 22 Teen Court programs in the entire state of Kentucky.

    This real-life program allows juvenile offenders to have their case heard before a jury of their peers.

    The punishment given by the Teen Court members  is binding.

  • Louisville felon pleads guilty to multiple drugs, firearms charges
  • Former special deputy pleads guilty

     LOUISVILLE – A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was among three people who entered guilty pleas recently in U.S. District Court.

    Christopher Mattingly entered pleas to trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine and money laundering, according to U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Two co-defendants admitted to concealing the criminal activities from law enforcement during a 15 month period.

    Those pleading guilty in United States District Court on Nov. 16 before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale

  • Retired Fulton jailer, suppliers charged for detention center kickbacks

     PADUCAH – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., joined by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Amy S. Hess, announced charges today against retired Fulton County Kentucky Jailer Ricky Parnell and four contractors, who performed work on the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the project.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for impersonating officer

     LOUISVILLE– A Louisville convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court today, by District Court Judge David J. Hale, to seven years in prison for impersonating an officer, on more than one occasion, and for unlawfully transporting firearms, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Man indicted for breaking into home with intent to commit crime

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for allegedly entering a home in May with the intent to commit a crime.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Nathan Sanders.

    He was charged with burglary, robbery and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

    According to the indictment, Sanders went into a home on May 2, 2016, with the intent to commit a crime and used or threatened to use a deadly weapon against the property owner.

    He also threatened a participant in the case.

  • Six charged with stolen cars, false claims, i.d. theft

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the indictment and arrests of six men all charged in a conspiracy that resulted in a loss of approximately $1.2 million to banks and car lenders. The twenty count indictment was unsealed on October 25, 2016 during a hearing before United States Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin. A jury trial is scheduled in Louisville before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, on December 19, 2016 at 9:30 am.

  • Convicted sex offender guilty of child porn possession

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Meade County, Kentucky, convicted sex offender, on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before District Judge David J. Hale, to charges of transporting and possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Calloway County man charged with multiple child sex exploitation counts

     PADUCAH – A Calloway County, Kentucky, man was charged by grand jury in a 27 count indictment with inducing minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct, inducing minor victims to produce visual depictions of that conduct which were then transmitted over the internet, and with inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.