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Courts

  • Man charged with heroin distribution resulting in user's death

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was charged by grand jury indictment today with intentionally distributing heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, to a person known as “G.A.” whose death and serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Business owners sentenced for defrauding ag program

     LOUISVILLE – The owners of AP Deli Corporation were sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to twelve months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $400,000 restitution for defrauding a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On March 7, 2017, at approximately 12:09 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Bradley J. Hardesty, 33, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Hardesty was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Supplier guilty of kickbacks to Fulton Co. Detention Center construction

     PADUCAH – A Union City, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville woman sentenced for social security fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman was sentenced today in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 15 months in prison and pay $194,787.92 in restitution for committing several offenses involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, for which she was not qualified announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man charged in postal carrier shooting

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin today, charged by Grand Jury Indictment with attempted murder of a federal employee, that is a United States Postal Carrier (while engaged in the performance of his official duties), and with forcible assault of a federal employee, and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Hodgenville bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – The former bookkeeper of an Elizabethtown, Kentucky, health provider was sentenced this week to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $541,224.88 in restitution by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for embezzling funds through wire fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Jeanne E. Goodsell, of Hodgenville, Kentucky, was charged in a seven count criminal information, on May 8, 2015 and entered a guilty plea to all charges on June 4, 2015.

  • Indictments issued on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The following individuals were recently indicted for felony charges by the Bullitt County Grand Jury:

    *April Hoover — charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and trafficking in a controlled substance.

    According to the indictment, Hoover had methamphetamine on Nov. 6, 2016, with the intent to traffick. She also had a handgun in her possession.

    She was also charged with trying to destroy or tamper with the evidence.

  • Hunt found not guilty in misdemeanor case

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former Bullitt County sheriff’s employe was found not guilty of a misdemeanor charge.

    Yvonne Lynn Hunt had been charged with a single count of improper access to computer information.

    However, in Bullitt District Court on Tuesday, a four-man, two-woman jury found Hunt not guilty.

    The charge, which was taken after Hunt had filed a lawsuit against sheriff Dave Greenwell for wrongful termination, alleged that she improperly got information off a computer that was related to a criminal case.

  • Hillview accepts settlement on suit versus former attorney

     HILLVIEW -- City officials in Hillview will apparently get a little help in paying off its $15 million court verdict to a local business.

    After an executive session, the Hillview City Council voted to have mayor Jim Eadens and attorney Tammy Baker handle the necessary paperwork to settle a lawsuit against its former lawyer.

    The council accepted a $375,000 settlement offer from Mark Edison, the long-time city attorney.

    The city sued Edison last February for malpractice.