• Case to be dismissed against Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Provided the mayor of Shepherdsville stays out of criminal trouble for the next year, he will no longer face the charge of soliciting prostitution.

    An agreement has been reached to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis. The condition is that Ellis would not commit another criminal act within the next 12 months.

    The mayor had been accused of asking a woman for sexual favors.

    Special prosecutor Mark Shouse and defense attorney John Cook worked out the agreement.

  • Henderson Co. man sentenced for human trafficking

     OWENSBORO – A Henderson County, Kentucky, man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking for recruiting two minors to engage in commercial sex acts, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Church employee charged with embezzlement worth $270,000

      BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the recent charge by Information of an Allen County, Kentucky woman with three counts of wire fraud for embezzling more than $270,000 from her former employer, the Scottsville Baptist Church.

  • Jury dismisses charges faced by teacher for dragging kid

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt District Court jury took just over 17 minutes to determine that a school teacher did nothing criminal in her handling of a student last October.

    The six-member jury panel found Ashley Silas not guilty of assault and harassment on Wednesday.

    On Oct. 29, 2014, Silas, a first-grade teacher at Brooks Elementary, drug a boy in her class 158 feet down a hallway to the principal’s office.

    The school security video would later be released and became part of social media.

  • Former campaign vendor owner sentenced for mail fraud

     LOUISVILLE – The former vendor for multiple local, state, and federal campaigns, PACs, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, including the McConnell Senate Committee was sentenced in U.S. District Court today, by District Judge Greg Stivers, to 24 months in prison, fined $75,000 and ordered to pay $1,124,047 in restitution, for stealing more than $1.1 million in contributions and donations intended for committees and organizations announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Simpson County man charged with possession of molotov cocktails

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the indictment of a Simpson County, Kentucky resident on charges of making and possessing destructive devices, commonly known as Molotov cocktails.

  • Former Louisville pastor charged by grand jury indictment for child porn

      LOUISVILLE – The former pastor of a Louisville, Kentucky, parish was charged by grand jury Indictment today with violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    The indictment charges Stephen Pohl, age 57, with knowingly accessing, via the Internet, with intent to view material that contained images of child pornography between January and August 2015.

  • Microwave popcorn company owner guilty of bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE – The owner of the shuttered Preston Farms Popcorn, LLC (Preston) pleaded guilty to bank fraud today, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., in U.S. District Court, for diverting buyers’ payments toward the operation of his business rather than towards the payment of his loan, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Election Fraud Hotline will be open through 7 p.m.

    FRANKFORT -- As voters prepare to head to the polls next Tuesday, Attorney General Jack Conway reminds Kentuckians that they can help his office combat vote fraud by utilizing his Election Fraud Hotline. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call the Election Fraud Hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683).

  • Charges dismissed against man who shot down drone

    HILLVIEW -- William Merideth’s action this summer drew international attention.

    But when he shot down a drone hovering over his Hillview home, it was not a criminal act.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward ruled on Monday that the charges of criminal mischief and wanton endangerment would be dismissed.

    “He had the right to shoot this drone,” Ward said in her ruling during a probable cause hearing.

    Merideth shot down the drone owned by David Boggs after he saw it hovering over  his property.