• Murder suspect case sent on to grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The murder case against a Louisville man will now go to the grand jury for possible indictment.

    However, the charge of hindering apprehension against the suspect’s girlfriend was dismissed.

    Enough evidence was presented Tuesday during a probable cause hearing to send the case against Kevin Justin Ward, 26, to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ward has been charged with murder in the death of Travis Lyn Steiger on July 10 behind the Super 8 Motel in Shepherdsville.

  • Court: LJ chief should get job back

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The city of Lebanon Junction currently has a vacancy for police chief and the state Court of Appeals might have just the candidate.

    In a ruling last week, the three-member Court of Appeals panel ruled that Darrell Paul should be returned to his position of police chief.

    Paul was fired on July 31, 2008, as chief of police by then-mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • Former local teacher found guilty of misdeeds

     LOUISVILLE -- A former Bullitt County school teacher has been found guilty of sex charges relating to a former student.

    A Jefferson Circuit Court jury took almost five hours to find Scott Quisenberry guilty of seven counts of rape and sodomy.

    On Tuesday, the jury was in the midst of the sentencing phase of the trial.

    Quisenberry could appeal the verdict. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

    While Quisenberry testified that the relationship with the girl, who is now 19, was not sexual, the prosecution had a different story.

  • Case against teacher dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher who was accused of having sexual intercourse with a student.

    While pleased with the dismissal, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin were disappointed that their client could not move forward with Tuesday’s trial to prove her innocence.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed with prejudice the six-count rape indictment against Crystal Chappell.

  • Man indicted for sex-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local man has been indicted for a series of sex-related charges.

    James Alan Campbell, 39, of Shepherdsville has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    He is charged with rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and incest.

    On March 24, 2015, Campbell allegedly had sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 18.

    That intercourse was forced by the defendant.

    The most serious of the allegations is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • Man pleads to child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Bullitt County, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon, before Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to two charges of producing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Michael Mudd, age 45, was arrested on August 25, 2014, on a criminal complaint.  A federal grand jury indicted Mudd on September 18, 2014.  Mudd pleaded guilty to two separate counts of producing child pornography.  Additional charges for receiving child pornography remain pending.

  • Man indicted on sex charge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who was convicted of murder in 1983 is now back in trouble with the law.

    James Edward Rummage, 61, has been indicted on the charge of sexual abuse.

    But he is also charged with being a persistent felony offender for convictions in 1983 and 1976, including one for murder.

    According to the indictment, on March 17, 2015, Rummage allegedly had sexual contact with a female less than 12 years of age.

    That is a Class D felony, which is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Physician charged with conspiracy, fraud, laundering

      BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the indictment of former Warren County, Kentucky, physician Charles Fred Gott on charges of conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances during the course of his professional practice that were not for a legitimate medical purpose, health care fraud, and money laundering.

  • Clinton County man guilty of false tax returns

      BOWLING GREEN – A Clinton County, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to six counts of failing to report approximately $386,183.67 in income and royalty income during a six year period and for overstating business expenses of $581,519.91 announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Man convicted of evading income taxes, providing false documents to IRS

     WASHINGTON – A Russell Springs, Kentucky, man has been found guilty by a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court in Bowling Green, Kentucky, of multiple tax crimes, including failure to report hundreds of thousands of dollars on his income taxes, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey of the Eastern District of Kentucky.