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  • Man pleads guilty to making threats to judicial facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a bright sunny Monday in October 2013, Robert J. Pronovost II had plenty of things he wanted to do.

    But one of them was not to go to prison.

    So, instead, he called into Bullitt County Central Dispatch on Oct. 21 and said that there was a weapon of mass destruction in the judicial center or the sheriff’s office.

    For a second time in a matter of months, buildings in the courthouse square were shut down and employees evacuated.

    On Thursday, Pronovost entered a guilty plea for his involvement in the incident.

  • MW woman charged in alleged hit-and-run incident in Jefferson

     LOUISVILLE - A Mount Washington resident could soon face the consequences of her alleged actions.

    Kayla Wafford, 29, has been served a warrant by Louisville Metro Police for her alleged role in a hit-and-run incident that happened in March.

    According to the document, a witness saw Wafford, who was traveling north on Bardstown Road in Fern Creek, hit a pedestrian, Kristopher Caudell of Louisville, but did not stop. 

    Officials say Caudell was wearing dark clothing, intoxicated and staggering in the northbound lanes.

  • Ex-library aide will serve time for crime

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A former library aide at Bullitt East High School will have to serve six months in the county jail for his role in an improper relationship with a student.

    Chester Leon Faith, 46, entered a new guilty plea on Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Faith, who was terminated by the school district immediately after his arrest, was charged with a single count of sexual abuse.

    During an October plea agreement, Faith would have received probation on a three-year sentence.

  • Parties settle issue over handicapped parking at market

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners has worked to reach an agreement between two Bullitt County parties.

    The commission ruled to approve one conciliation agreement, six case withdrawals resolved with private settlements, 16 case withdrawals giving complainants the right to file private suits, and dismiss 15 complaints with findings of no probable cause to evidence that discrimination occurred.

  • Leitchfield man sentenced for child porn

     OWENSBORO - A Leitchfield, Kentucky man was sentenced to ten years in prison, followed by ten years of supervised release today, in United States District Court, before Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., after pleading guilty to violating federal child pornography laws including the possession and distribution of child pornography announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Louisville felon guilty of bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville felon pleaded guilty, in United States District Court this week, to making more than 300 counterfeit checks totaling over $200,000 and recruiting 15 co-conspirators to pass the counterfeit checks at businesses and financial institutions in Jefferson County and the surrounding area announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Louisville man receives 20 years for child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville Man who pleaded guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by 12 years of supervised release this week, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Marvin Duane Monk, age 46, Monk pleaded guilty to a two-count Indictment returned by a federal grand jury on October 2, 2012.  Monk was previously charged in a September 6, 2012, Criminal Complaint.

  • Jefferson man guilty of multiple bank robberies

             LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to  robbing four banks, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, during a two week period, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Robert Scott Manley, age 47, admitted to using force, violence, and intimidation when he robbed four banks in Jefferson County between December 20, 2012 and December 31, 2012.

  • Oldham man gets 18 months for bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An Oldham County, Kentucky man was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a $114,936.98 in restitution yesterday, by U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II, for defrauding five banks located in Oldham County announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    James Distler, age 45, pleaded guilty to a five count federal grand jury indictment on September 20, 2013. The charges included three counts of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud.

  • District judges attend annual conference

     FRANKFORT - District Court judges from across the state participated in the participated in the 2013 District Judges Fall College that took place Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. 

    District judges Rebecca Ward and Jennifer Porter attended from Bullitt County.

    The state Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges.