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Courts

  • Spainhour attends AOC training for family court judges

     Local Family Court Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour learned more about how drug addiction is affecting Kentucky families at the Judicial Symposium on Addiction & Child Welfare in Louisville Jan. 26-27.

    The intensive two-day conference was for the state’s Family Court judges and District Court judges in counties that don’t have Family Court. Some Circuit Court judges also attended.

  • INDICTMENT: Former chief deputy facing charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In October, John Cottrell was fired as chief deputy by then-sheriff David Greenwell.

  • Bullitt man guilty of sex act with minor

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Bullitt County, Kentucky, man before District Judge David J. Hale, in United States District Court, on December 15, 2015, to a charge of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

  • Man indicted for attempt to kill another with knife

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local man has been indicted for stabbing another individual.

    Justin Honrado has been charged with assault by a recent session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Honrado stabbed and cut another man on Dec. 28, 2016, causing serious physical injury.

    This is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    Det. Myra Minton of the Shepherdsville Police Department investigated.

    In other felony indictments:

    *Dakota Hatzman — charged with sexual abuse.

  • Man charged with heroin distribution resulting in user's death

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was charged by grand jury indictment today with intentionally distributing heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, to a person known as “G.A.” whose death and serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Business owners sentenced for defrauding ag program

     LOUISVILLE – The owners of AP Deli Corporation were sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to twelve months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $400,000 restitution for defrauding a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On March 7, 2017, at approximately 12:09 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Bradley J. Hardesty, 33, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Hardesty was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Supplier guilty of kickbacks to Fulton Co. Detention Center construction

     PADUCAH – A Union City, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville woman sentenced for social security fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman was sentenced today in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 15 months in prison and pay $194,787.92 in restitution for committing several offenses involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, for which she was not qualified announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man charged in postal carrier shooting

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin today, charged by Grand Jury Indictment with attempted murder of a federal employee, that is a United States Postal Carrier (while engaged in the performance of his official duties), and with forcible assault of a federal employee, and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.