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Courts

  • 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.

  • Previous bomb threat will send man to prison

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Last October, Robert J. Pronovost II didn’t want to go to prison.

    So, while admittedly being under the influence, he called in a bomb threat to the courthouse.

    It may have delayed the inevitable for a short period of time but the Shepherdsville man is now headed to prison.

    Earlier this month,  Pronovost received his final sentencing.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress rejected defense attorney Jennifer Wittmeyer’s request for probation and drug treatment for her client.

  • Special judge assigned to handle charges against Stanley Dishon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A special judge has been appointed to handle a pair of sex-related cases against Stanley Dishon.

    After both circuit judges - Rodney Burress and Elise Givhan Spainhour - disqualified themselves from sitting on the case, Charles Simms III was assigned to hear the cases.

    Simms is already hearing the murder case against Dishon. He is charged with kidnapping and killing his niece, Jessica, in 1999.

    The recent cases deal with sex allegations several years ago.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man could spend the next 20 years in prison and he will definitely be a lifetime member of the sex offender registry in Kentucky.

    David Harkins, 38, entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court for his sexual involvement with three victims under the age of 12.

    Harkins admitted his guilt to the following charges:

    *possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor

    *three counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance under the age of 16