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Courts

  • Couple indicted for injuries of two-month-old

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A pair of individuals has been indicted for the alleged mistreatment of an infant.

    Brandon Allan Meyer and Amber Dawn Sickles were indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury recently.

    According to the indictment, Meyer, 24, of Shepherdsville, was charged with assault, which is a Class B felony that is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    He allegedly engaged in behavior that placed an infant in grave risk of death between April 7, 2017, and June 1, 2017.

  • Former principal files suit against district

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former Bullitt County principal has filed a lawsuit against the school board and superintendent Keith Davis.

    David Pate filed a lawsuit claiming age and disability discrimination in his demotion to a classroom teacher earlier this year.

    The lawsuit only gives one side of the claim.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for carrying firearm

     LOUISVILLE – A convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • McCracken Co. attorney guilty of defrauding clients

     PADUCAH – A licensed Kentucky attorney pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Casey Co. man guilty of defrauding Farm Credit Administration

     BOWLING GREEN –  A Casey County, Kentucky, man pled guilty today in United States District Court before District Judge Greg N. Stivers for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Farm Credit Administration by concealing the sale of grain to unauthorized purchasers, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former LaRue Co. principal guilty of child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A former Larue County, Kentucky, High School Principal pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former KSP detective charged with false statements during hearing

     LEXINGTON – John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced the grand jury indictment of a former Kentucky State Police Detective for making false statements, while under oath, during a United States District Court hearing in Lexington. The statements were made while testifying about the destruction of evidence tied to the prosecution of defendants charged by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. For that reason, the Eastern District was granted a recusal in this prosecution.

  • Women graduate from program that fights abuse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three participants in the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program recently graduated.

    Katie Thornsberry, Jamie Gunter and Samantha Lunsford graduated after completing the four-phase program that generally takes 12 to 18 months to complete.

    At the graduation ceremony, Family Court Circuit Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour told those in attendance that the graduation was not only for those who went through the program, but also for those who have worked to help the graduates get to that point.

  • Louisville couple guilty of wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, couple pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. to a single charge of wire fraud for their individual roles in a scheme to divert over $550,000.00 from the Iceland Sports Complex announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former Ballard Co. judge executive guilty of fraud

     PADUCAH – The former Ballard County Judge Executive pled guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to multiple charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements on loan applications, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.