• 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.

  • Contract ‘drug’ through court before OK

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Joe Rayhill feels that if one student is subject to drug testing, all students should have the same possibility of being testing.

    That would be if county taxpayers are used to fund the drug prevention program.

    The county’s funding of over $11,000 to the public school system was approved at the Oct. 6 meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    However, after Rayhill saw the contract to voted upon for the actual vendor, the magistrate had second thoughts.

  • Validity of contract for fire entities now rests in judge’s hand

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Does a valid contract exist between the Southeast Bullitt Fire District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department?

    That is the issue sitting in the lap of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The bench trial involving the two entities took less than 45 minutes Tuesday morning.

    At the end of the day, the lone issue to be considered is the validity of the contract, which was last entered between the parties in July 2013.

  • Man indicted for pair of robbery charges

     HILLVIEW -- A man has been charged with allegedly robbing two convenience stores in northern Bullitt County.

    Larry Randall Rose, 49, has been indicted on two counts of robbery by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Rose allegedly went into the Sav-a-Stop Market on both July 29 and July 30, 2015.

    When he did, he allegedly threatened the use of a dangerous instrument upon the employee in the store at the time.

    Rose is currently housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

  • City looks to give parcels zoning if nothing in records

          SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Back in the late 1960s, Bullitt County implemented its first-ever zoning program.

          At the time, every tract of land in the county was to have a zoning classification assigned.

          Well, in 2015, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least in the city of Shepherdsville.

          Engineer Arthur Jones has been working on updating the zoning map for the city.

  • Spending on mold abatement questioned

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you don't ask the question, you'll never know the answer.
        With that in mind, magistrate Joe Rayhill questioned a bill that had been paid the previous meeting by Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        The court had set a limit of $4,000 to be spent on mold abatement at the Bullitt County Detention Center.
        However, when looking back on the approved bills, the court appeared to have spent $8,000 on the project.

  • Former law office manager guilty of embezzlement

     OWENSBORO, Ky. – The former office manager of a Henderson, Kentucky law firm pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court yesterday before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. for embezzling $264,867.84 during a 30-month period, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    According to the plea agreement, Krista Kaye Graupner, age 45, of Evansville, Indiana, committed wire fraud while employed at the law firm of King, Deep & Branaman (KDB) between June of 2012 and December of 2014.