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Courts

  • Teen indicted for murder in LJ death

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- A teenager has been indicted for the shooting death of a neighbor in January.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Austin Joseph Allen, 18.

    Allen has been indicted for murder, two counts of burglary and using restricted ammunition during the commission of a crime.

    The most serious charges are Class A felonies, which are punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    On Jan. 15, 2015, police were called to a home on Walnut Street in Lebanon Junction.

  • Warren County woman sentenced for Horse Cave Dollar General fire

      BOWLING GREEN, – A Warren County, Kentucky woman was sentenced to 72 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., for maliciously damaging and destroying and attempting to damage and destroy, by means of fire, the Dollar General Store, and the personal property, located in Hart County, Kentucky, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Career criminal gets 30 years for string of armed robberies

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A career criminal from Georgia was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell, for multiple robberies, including brandishing a firearm announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Mediator to be selected for negotiations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The legal issues between a fire department and a board of trustees is close to being settled.

    But the matters between the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc. and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board still exist.

    Attorneys from both parties were in Bullitt Circuit Court Monday.

    The issue at hand was a series of motions filed by the various parties.

    Maurice Byrne is seeking a temporary injunction to place the $2.7 million into an escrow account.

  • Burress, Spainhour attend judicial college

     FRANKFORT -- Rodney Burress and Elise Givhan Spainhour participated in the 2015 Circuit Judges Winter College that took place Jan. 25-28 in Louisville.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit judges.

    The judges attended courses on domestic violence, science and the law, computer forensics in court, alternative ways to resolve disputes in cases, personal jurisdiction, judicial writing for trial judges, evolving areas of law and recently published cases, and court technology, including eFiling.

  • Man pleads guilty to six armed robberies in four states

     COLUMBUS – William J. McBride, Jr., 49, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to armed bank robberies in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

  • Judge grants injunction to keep things status quo for department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After listening to three hours of testimony and argument on Friday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress has issued a temporary injunction.

    The injunction, sought by the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc., will not allow the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District from contracting with any other entity.

    The request for the injunction from attorneys Thomas Clay and Keith Lay resulted when the board of trustees deemed the 2013 contract unenforceable due to not following the state bid procedures.

  • Southeast Bullitt Fire Department: Lawsuit filed to stop termination of contract

     CLERMONT - Before bids could be received from fire agencies interested in serving the Southeast Bullitt Fire territory, a lawsuit has been filed asking to halt the proceedings.

    And a counter-claim has been filed by the board of trustees.

    The Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Physician charged in deaths resulting from prescribed medicines

     LOUISVILLE - A Kentuckiana physician was charged today by a federal grand jury with prescribing pain medications that resulted in the deaths of five patients, health care fraud, and unlawful distribution or dispensing of controlled substances announce Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Trial delayed against former worker for city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The trial to determine whether a former capital works foreman took items that belonged to the city of Shepherdsville has been delayed once again.

    It will now be May 5 before Robert “Junior” Bright stands trial for theft by failure to make required disposition of property valued at over $10,000.

    The Class C felony is punishable by 5-10 years in prison. The indictment alleges that from January 2009 and January 2011, Bright had control over property belonging to the city of Shepherdsville.