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Courts

  • 11 individuals, businesses, charged in health care fraud takedown

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the results of a health care fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky as part of the national health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department. The takedown, in the Western District of Kentucky, resulted in charges against two businesses, and nine individuals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes.

  • Individuals indicted on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three individuals arrested in March have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Donnie L. Smith, 26, Brian S. Short, 21, and Garrett C. Hoagland, 20, were indicted for complicity to traffick more than five pounds of marijuana.

    According to a previous story in The Pioneer News, detectives with the Bullitt County Narcotics Unit of the sheriff’s office had been conducting a major investigation into the distribution of marijuana.

  • Shepherdsville continues its crackdown on shoplifting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you think about shoplifting, you better not think about doing it in  the city of Shepherdsville.

    Shepherdsville police chief Rick McCubbin recently stated that his department would have a concentrated effort to crack down on shoplifting.

    On Thursday, June 29, officers responded to a call from Wal-Mart on a shoplifting complaint.

    The suspect had put on a pair of pants underneath her own pants and concealed a shirt in her purse.

  • Court cases recently settled in Bullitt Circuit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following cases were recently settled in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Brooke Graf — entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of a controlled substance.

    The one-year sentence would have pre-trial diversion for two years.

    Graf, 25, of Mount Washington, had the final sentencing completed at the same time.

    *Christopher A. Shaffer — entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance.

    Shaffer, 40, of Louisville, would have his two-year sentence probated for two years.

  • Louisville resident sentenced for receiving child porn

     LOUISVILLE –  A Louisville man was sentenced Thursday, June 22, 2017,  in United States District Court, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 97 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for receiving child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff guilty of embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former Larue County Sheriff pleaded guilty in United States District Court today before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville felon guilty of drugs, firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in United States District Court before District Judge David J. Hale.

  • Simpson Co. resident guilty of creating Molotov cocktails

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Simpson County, Kentucky resident, to charges of making and possessing illegal firearms, commonly known as Molotov cocktails, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, on Friday, June 16, 2017, in United States District Court.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff charged with embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former LaRue County Sheriff was charged in a felony information this week with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Bobby Carlton Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville, Kentucky was the LaRue County sheriff in 2011 and 2012 and during that time was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Two charged with drug user's death after distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Calvert City residents were charged by grand jury indictment this week with intentionally distributing U-4770 commonly known as U-4 or by its street name, “Pink”, a Schedule I controlled substance, to a person known as “T.M.” whose death and serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance, and serious bodily injury to K.M. resulted from the use of such substance announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.