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Courts

  • Judge grants injunction to keep things status quo for department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After listening to three hours of testimony and argument on Friday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress has issued a temporary injunction.

    The injunction, sought by the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc., will not allow the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District from contracting with any other entity.

    The request for the injunction from attorneys Thomas Clay and Keith Lay resulted when the board of trustees deemed the 2013 contract unenforceable due to not following the state bid procedures.

  • Southeast Bullitt Fire Department: Lawsuit filed to stop termination of contract

     CLERMONT - Before bids could be received from fire agencies interested in serving the Southeast Bullitt Fire territory, a lawsuit has been filed asking to halt the proceedings.

    And a counter-claim has been filed by the board of trustees.

    The Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Physician charged in deaths resulting from prescribed medicines

     LOUISVILLE - A Kentuckiana physician was charged today by a federal grand jury with prescribing pain medications that resulted in the deaths of five patients, health care fraud, and unlawful distribution or dispensing of controlled substances announce Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Trial delayed against former worker for city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The trial to determine whether a former capital works foreman took items that belonged to the city of Shepherdsville has been delayed once again.

    It will now be May 5 before Robert “Junior” Bright stands trial for theft by failure to make required disposition of property valued at over $10,000.

    The Class C felony is punishable by 5-10 years in prison. The indictment alleges that from January 2009 and January 2011, Bright had control over property belonging to the city of Shepherdsville.

  • Brandenburg man charged with bomb threats

     OWENSBORO - A Meade County, Kentucky man was charged in a two-count indictment with threatening, by way of a telephone, to damage and destroy with explosives, a church located in Brandenburg, Kentucky, and with threatening, by way of telephone, to damage and destroy with explosives, an apartment building located in Brandenburg, announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Local man enters guilty plea for not doing work

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local contractor has entered a guilty plea for failing to complete work for which he had been paid.

    And similar cases in both Jefferson and Grayson counties will be settled with all charges running concurrently.

    Kevin Carter, 43, entered guilty pleas in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    In five separate indictments, Carter entered pleas with a total sentence of 10 years for the Bullitt County charges.

    The charges, which related to incidents in 2013, were for theft for failure to make required deposition.

  • Louisville man sentenced for multiple robberies

     A Louisville man was sentenced on December 16, 2014, by Senior U.S. District Judge John G, Heyburn II, to serve 37 years and 10 months in prison for the robbery of a bank and a neighborhood business located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $120, 714.62 announced John E. Kuhn, Jr., Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    There is no parole in the federal correctional system.

  • Company settles alleged false claims violations

     RMD Holdings, Ltd d/b/a Nationwide Fence and Supply Co. (Nationwide) agreed to pay a $1,750,000 to settle allegations that it circumvented the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise requirements in federally funded construction projects. Of that amount, $416,000 will be paid pursuant to a stipulation of settlement being submitted for Court approval today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

  • Former U of L executive pleads guilty to fraud, embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE - A former University of Louisville accountant, promoted to Executive Director of the Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (DFGM) pleaded guilty today, in U.S. District Court, to a seven-count federal indictment including charges of theft and bribery in programs that receive federal funds, money laundering, mail fraud, and filing false federal income tax returns, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for string of armed robberies

     A Louisville convicted felon was sentenced recently in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 481 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the armed robbery of eleven area convenient stores and fast food restaurants in December, 2012, and January, 2013, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.