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  • Drug Court has saved lives of many participants

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- “I would be dead.”

    Richard Jesse is sure that if his life continued on the path it was taking, he would have been dead by now.

    The Jefferson County native had been in and out of jail since the age of 17. Alcohol and drugs had consumed his life.

    It wasn’t as if Jesse hadn’t tried to seek help. He’d been to various treatment facilities.

    “I knew I needed help,” said Jesse.

  • Hardin man charged with child sex exploitation by KSP

     ELIZABETHTOWN — On May 25, 2017, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Shannon Reeves, 48, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Mr. Reeves 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.  

  • KSP charge Warren Co. man with child sex exploitation

     BOWLING GREEN On May 23, 2017, at approximately 11:28 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Kenneth C. Cosby, 50, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Cosby 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.  

  • Former Henderson Co. church treasurer guilty of embezzlement

     OWENSBORO – The former treasurer of Greater Norris Baptist Church, located in Henderson County, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 21 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $201,260.02 in restitution, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Marshall Co. resident sentenced for bank, i.d. fraud

      PADUCAH – A Marshall County, Kentucky, resident was recently sentenced in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $109,064.94 in restitution for committing bank fraud and identity fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville woman convicted of unlawful citizenship through sham marriage

     HOUSTON – A Louisville, Kentucky, resident has admitted she unlawfully obtained citizenship by entering into a sham marriage with a Houston man, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.  

    Nigerian native Euphemia Chinyeaka Okeke, 41, admitted to marrying a Houston resident and U.S. citizen while in Nigeria. She then applied for an immigrant visa and alien registration based on that marriage, claiming her permanent residence would be Houston.

  • Indictments issued on sex-related allegations in Bullitt County cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals have been indicted on sex-related allegations by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Christopher C. Hamilton has been indicted on the charges of rape, sodomy and incest.

    According to the indictment, Hamilton allegedly had sexual intercourse between January 2011 and Dec. 31, 2015, with a female under 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he allegedly had deviate sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years old.

    And he also had intercourse with a person that he should have known was a relative.

  • Louisville felon charged with pipe bombs, firearms possession

      LOUISVILLE– Charges against Louisville felon Michael C. Beck, in Jefferson Circuit Court have been dropped so that the federal charges may proceed. Beck, 28,was charged by grand jury indictment on February 22, 2017, with illegal possession of explosive bombs and firearms including a sawed off shotgun and a homemade 12-gauge pipe gun, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Jewish South in Hillview part of facilities to be sold

     LOUISVILLE – KentuckyOne Health, a leading health system committed to bringing wellness, healing and hope to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, announced today the next evolution of its approach to care.

    KentuckyOne Health will focus its operations on a smaller footprint centered in central and eastern Kentucky. In doing so, the organization will be better positioned to continue focusing on quality patient care, continue to invest in opportunities for growth and improve the overall health and wellness of individuals across Kentucky.

  • Convicted felons charged with threatening an officer