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Courts

  • 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.

  • Hodgenville bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – The former bookkeeper of an Elizabethtown, Kentucky, health provider was sentenced this week to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $541,224.88 in restitution by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for embezzling funds through wire fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Jeanne E. Goodsell, of Hodgenville, Kentucky, was charged in a seven count criminal information, on May 8, 2015 and entered a guilty plea to all charges on June 4, 2015.

  • Indictments issued on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The following individuals were recently indicted for felony charges by the Bullitt County Grand Jury:

    *April Hoover — charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and trafficking in a controlled substance.

    According to the indictment, Hoover had methamphetamine on Nov. 6, 2016, with the intent to traffick. She also had a handgun in her possession.

    She was also charged with trying to destroy or tamper with the evidence.

  • Hunt found not guilty in misdemeanor case

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former Bullitt County sheriff’s employe was found not guilty of a misdemeanor charge.

    Yvonne Lynn Hunt had been charged with a single count of improper access to computer information.

    However, in Bullitt District Court on Tuesday, a four-man, two-woman jury found Hunt not guilty.

    The charge, which was taken after Hunt had filed a lawsuit against sheriff Dave Greenwell for wrongful termination, alleged that she improperly got information off a computer that was related to a criminal case.

  • Hillview accepts settlement on suit versus former attorney

     HILLVIEW -- City officials in Hillview will apparently get a little help in paying off its $15 million court verdict to a local business.

    After an executive session, the Hillview City Council voted to have mayor Jim Eadens and attorney Tammy Baker handle the necessary paperwork to settle a lawsuit against its former lawyer.

    The council accepted a $375,000 settlement offer from Mark Edison, the long-time city attorney.

    The city sued Edison last February for malpractice.

  • Muhlenberg Co. mine employee charged with falsification, lying

     BOWLING GREEN – The Chief of Maintenance at Paradise #9 Mine located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky was recently charged, by Grand Jury Indictment, for falsifying a safety record and lying to federal inspectors about making the fraudulent statement, announced Untied States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Hardin Co. resident among individuals charged with counterfeit credit cards

     LOUISVILLE – A Hardin County, Kentucky resident and others, were arraigned in United States District Court today, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, on multiple charges of possessing and using counterfeit credit cards and possessing the equipment to make the fraudulent cards announced United States Attorney John E, Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville felon convicted for sexual conduct with minor

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty verdict, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., of a Louisville felon, currently serving a 210-month sentence, on all charges of coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction.

  • Fulton contract supplier guilty of detention center construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH, Ky. –  a Dresden, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior 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.