• Anderson firefighter arraigned in predator sting

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 22, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announce the arrest of a Anderson County volunteer firefighter on one count of using a computer to contact a minor for sex. Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. Meece was arraigned today in Franklin District Court.

  • Former special deputy indicted by federal officials on drug charge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former special deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted by federal officials.

    Christopher Mattingly, 27, of Shepherdsville, has been charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

    Federal prosecutors allege that Mattingly is a major drug distributor with ties to a cartel in Mexico.

    But the reason Mattingly remains in custody is his alleged threats to kill Mike Halbleib, who is director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

  • Ethic charges dismissed against men

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than an hour, a three-member tribunal unanimously voted to dismiss allegations of ethical misconduct by two Shepherdsville city councilmembers.

    On Tuesday evening, the Shepherdsville Merit Board dismissed charges against Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown.

    The allegations were brought by fellow councilmember Gloria Taft after events surrounding an Aug. 11 meeting of the city council.

    “It was the only thing we could do,” board chairman Jamie Weck said after the decision. “There was nothing.”

  • Former Marshall County football coach pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the guilty plea of the former Marshall County High School head football coach, 47-year-old Ronald E. Barnard. Earlier today Barnard pled guilty to:

    1) Promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 18 years old, a class C felony.

    2) Unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in a sexual performance, a class D felony.

    3) Sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony.

  • Man indicted for sex-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County man is in jail after being charged with sex-related offenses.

    David W. Truax Jr., 19, of Shepherdsville, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Truax for rape, sexual abuse and incest.

    According to the indictment, on May 30, 2015, Truax allegedly had sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years of age.

    And the indictment said that he should have known she was a relative.

  • Credit union manager guilty of embezzlement

      PADUCAH, Ky. – Debra C. Pyfrom, the former manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 816 Federal Credit Union, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to a single charge of bank fraud, and she agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $600,520.16,  announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former Humana employees sentenced for bribery scheme

     LOUISVILLE – Former Humana Inc. regional sales director, Glen Allan Fine and former Humana Inc. sales manager, James E. Wenger, were sentenced September 10, 2015, by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, in United States District Court, to one year and one day in prison, and ordered to pay $100,000 each in restitution and forfeit $900,000 each, for their roles in a racketeering and bribery scheme, connected with their former position, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Bowling Green sub teacher charged with child porn

     BOWLING GREEN – A substitute teacher, formerly employed by the Bowling Green (Kentucky) School system, was charged in a criminal complaint this week with possession and distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Leon Lussier, age 49, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was arrested on September 1, 2015, and appeared before United States Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl later that day.

  • Pair face charges for sex trafficking of a minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Lexington, Kentucky, woman and Clarksville, Tennessee man were charged by a federal grand jury today with a single count of sex trafficking a 15-year-old female, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Crystal L. Bradshaw, a/k/a Crystal Thurman, age 41, and Ralph W. Goodwin, age 65, face no less than 10 years in prison and no more than a life sentence, a $250,000 fine, and no less than five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release.

  • Man, woman indicted for separate murder incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Murder indictments have been handed down in a pair of separate deaths in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County grand jury issued murder indictments against Nicole Skyberg and Kevin Justin Ward.

    Both were returned as Class A felonies, which are punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    On June 20, 2015, law enforcement officials were called to the Welcome Center on Interstate 65.

    There, officers found the body of Aaron Jerrell.