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Courts

  • Drug indictments handed down by grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted on drug-related offenses by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury:

    *Diana R. Collins and Scottie R. Perkins — both charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

    The indictment alleges that on Aug. 22, 2016, the pair had oxycodone that they intended to sell.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    In addition, Perkins faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Former Russell Co. teacher sentenced 5 years for child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, convicted of a crime involving the sexual exploitation of a minor, was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve 60 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release and register as a sex offender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Son indicted for manslaughter in father's death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with the death of his father.

  • Muhlenberg Co. mine worker guilty of violating safety, health act

     OWENSBORO –  The Chief of Maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, recently pleaded guilty to a federal grand jury indictment, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., charging him with violating the Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Four face charges on illegal dumping from Hardin Co.

     NICHOLS -- For the second time in the past few months, individuals from another county have been charged with illegally dumping in Bullitt County.

    According to Larry Hatfield, the Bullitt County solid waste coordinator, a resident called in with a tip on April 17.

    When Hatfield arrived at the property on Knob Creek Road in western Bullitt County, he saw the individuals dumping debris.

    Two men were dumping material they got from Dale and Stacey Moss of Radcliff. The couple manages a mobile home park in Hardin County.

  • McCracken Co. attorney charged with defrauding clients

     PADUCAH – A licensed Kentucky attorney was charged in a criminal Information today with various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    From at least March of 2007 through May of 2017, James Grant King, 43, of McCracken County, Kentucky, allegedly committed aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.

  • Louisville man sentenced 10 years for online enticement

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Jefferson County, Kentucky, resident was sentenced in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to ten years in prison followed by a 20-year term of supervised release.  The underlying crime involved attempted online enticement by using a cell phone to communicate with a person, whom the defendant believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

  • Kentucky man sentenced 10 years for crystal meth distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – A Logan County, Kentucky, man was sentenced today in United States District Court by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to ten years in prison and five years of supervised release, for conspiring with others to knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • 11 individuals, businesses, charged in health care fraud takedown

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the results of a health care fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky as part of the national health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department. The takedown, in the Western District of Kentucky, resulted in charges against two businesses, and nine individuals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes.

  • Individuals indicted on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three individuals arrested in March have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Donnie L. Smith, 26, Brian S. Short, 21, and Garrett C. Hoagland, 20, were indicted for complicity to traffick more than five pounds of marijuana.

    According to a previous story in The Pioneer News, detectives with the Bullitt County Narcotics Unit of the sheriff’s office had been conducting a major investigation into the distribution of marijuana.