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Courts

  • DRUG COURT MONTH

     The month of May was designated in Bullitt County as Drug Court Awareness Month by County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The state funded program provides judges with another opportunity to rehabilitate those who have become involved in the legal system due to issues with substance abuse.

    There are various aspects of the court system involved in the drug court system, including a volunteer board.

    Participants are held to very high standards, including regular attendance for drug screenings and the requirement to hold a full-time job.

  • Woman given OK to be part of HIP action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit Judge will allow a woman to intervene as a party in litigation over the county’s home incarceration program.

    Judge Rodney Burress granted a motion by defense attorneys Susan Balliet and Rebecca Murrell to allow Ida Troutman to intervene in the case between jailer Martha Knox and Bullitt Fiscal Court, county attorney Monica Robinson and sheriff David Greenwell.

  • Three indicted for attempted murder charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has been indicted for attempted murder and solicitation to arson by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment recently handed down, Timothy Ray Kelien, 43, has been indicted for attempted murder, solicitation to commit arson, two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and a misdemeanor for terroristic threatening.

    According to the indictment, on Oct. 26, 2013, Kelien took action which could have meant the death of another man.

  • Former teacher indicted for alleged contact with students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a substitute teacher was terminated from her employment with the Bullitt County Public School System in April, the allegations related to text messages.

    However, when the Bullitt County Grand Jury released its indictments last week, the charges were much more serious.

    Suzanne Bickers, 33, of Shepherdsville has been indicted for one count of sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Indigent wants in HIP lawsuit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Shepherdsville resident contends that her Constitutional rights have been violated due to the manner in which the home incarceration program is being operated in Bullitt County.

    Ida Troutman is asking Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress to allow her to become a party in a pending lawsuit by jailer Martha Knox against Bullitt Fiscal Court, the Bullitt County Sheriff and the Bullitt County Attorney.

  • Judge sens HIP back to Detention Center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The operation of the Home Incarceration Program will be returned to the management of the Bullitt County jailer.

  • District judge suspended 30 days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County district judge who has served since 1999 has been suspended from her duties on the bench for 30 days this summer.

  • Man indicted for harassing calls to staff at BAC school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who allegedly made threats against personnel at the Bullitt County Alternative Center has been indicted.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, of Pleasureville, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a series of charges related to events between Feb. 12-18, 2014.

    Carman was arrested in Christian County in mid-February and housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    According to the indictment, Carman faces two counts of intimidating a witness in a legal process.

  • Nursing home employee indicted for stealing drugs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former employee of a local nursing home has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Laura Morrow, 36, has been charged with several drug-related offense after an investigation by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

    Morrow was indicted for three counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

    She was also indicted for a single count of theft of a controlled substance.

    And she faces nine counts of forgery.

  • Bain not guilty of making threat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Attorney Lorie Casey said her client was an immature 18-year-old who made a stupid comment.