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Courts

  • Computer change to close office at noon on April 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County is scheduled to go live with the court system’s new Accounts Receivable program on May 1, 2014. There are currently 22 Kentucky counties using the AR program, according to Bullitt Circuit Clerk Paulita Keith.

    What is AR?

  • Dishon trial date still in air; attorneys will meet in May

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether the trial in the 1999 death of Jessica Dishon will be held this September is yet to be determined.

  • Federal trial for Hillview poilice chief delayed

     LOUISVILLE - A trial in U.S. District Court to determine whether a local police chief lied to federal investigators will not be held this week.

    The federal case against Hillview police chief Glenn Caple was supposed to begin this week in Louisville.

    However, because his attorney, Thomas Clay, is also representing a possible witness in the case, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III disqualified the noted attorney from serving as Caple’s legal counsel.

    Caple confirmed that the case had been delayed. No new trial date has been set.

  • Two sentenced to federal prison for identity theft

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two Louisville residents were sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 42 months in prison, for their roles in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Court affirms $11M judgment vs. city

     HILLVIEW - The state Court of Appeals has ruled that an $11 million verdict in favor of a local trucking company was correct.

    And, now, one of the attorneys for the company is looking for the city of Hillview officials to stand up after eight years and do what is right for his client.

    On Friday, the three-member panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued its opinion affirming a Bullitt Circuit jury decision last year awarding Truck America Training and its owners James Carter and Deborah Carter a total of $11 million in damages.

  • 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.