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Courts

  • 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.

  • Shepherdsville continues its crackdown on shoplifting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you think about shoplifting, you better not think about doing it in  the city of Shepherdsville.

    Shepherdsville police chief Rick McCubbin recently stated that his department would have a concentrated effort to crack down on shoplifting.

    On Thursday, June 29, officers responded to a call from Wal-Mart on a shoplifting complaint.

    The suspect had put on a pair of pants underneath her own pants and concealed a shirt in her purse.

  • Court cases recently settled in Bullitt Circuit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following cases were recently settled in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Brooke Graf — entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of a controlled substance.

    The one-year sentence would have pre-trial diversion for two years.

    Graf, 25, of Mount Washington, had the final sentencing completed at the same time.

    *Christopher A. Shaffer — entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance.

    Shaffer, 40, of Louisville, would have his two-year sentence probated for two years.

  • Louisville resident sentenced for receiving child porn

     LOUISVILLE –  A Louisville man was sentenced Thursday, June 22, 2017,  in United States District Court, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 97 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for receiving child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.