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Courts

  • Hillview accepts settlement on suit versus former attorney

     HILLVIEW -- City officials in Hillview will apparently get a little help in paying off its $15 million court verdict to a local business.

    After an executive session, the Hillview City Council voted to have mayor Jim Eadens and attorney Tammy Baker handle the necessary paperwork to settle a lawsuit against its former lawyer.

    The council accepted a $375,000 settlement offer from Mark Edison, the long-time city attorney.

    The city sued Edison last February for malpractice.

  • Muhlenberg Co. mine employee charged with falsification, lying

     BOWLING GREEN – The Chief of Maintenance at Paradise #9 Mine located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky was recently charged, by Grand Jury Indictment, for falsifying a safety record and lying to federal inspectors about making the fraudulent statement, announced Untied States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Hardin Co. resident among individuals charged with counterfeit credit cards

     LOUISVILLE – A Hardin County, Kentucky resident and others, were arraigned in United States District Court today, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, on multiple charges of possessing and using counterfeit credit cards and possessing the equipment to make the fraudulent cards announced United States Attorney John E, Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville felon convicted for sexual conduct with minor

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty verdict, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., of a Louisville felon, currently serving a 210-month sentence, on all charges of coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction.

  • Fulton contract supplier guilty of detention center construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH, Ky. –  a Dresden, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man sentenced for real estate embezzlement, fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was sentenced to twenty-one months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $520,174 by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, in United States District Court, for posing as a real estate investor and embezzling funds from fraudulent agreements, today announced United States Attorney John. E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Eric Claxton, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, in a superseding information, on July 28, 2016 and entered a guilty plea to all charges on October 31, 2016. Claxton remains free on a secured bond.

  • Meade Co. sex offender sentenced for child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A Meade County, Kentucky, man on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, was sentenced in United States District Court, by District Judge David J. Hale, to 15 years in prison followed by a life term of Supervised Release, for transporting and possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Travis Tucker, 30, was charged by grand jury Indictment on February 17, 2016.  He pled guilty to the charges on November 7, 2016. Tucker remains in federal custody.

  • Simpson Co. woman guilty of bank robbery

      BOWLING GREEN – A Simpson County, Kentucky, woman pleaded guilty Monday, January 30, 2017, in United States District Court, before District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers, to a single count of bank robbery announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    According to the plea agreement, Patricia Lamar Brewer, 48, admitted to robbing the Citizens First Bank located at 1200 South Main Street, in Franklin, Kentucky, of $43,100 at approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 30, 2012.

  • Man indicted for murder in I-65 death

     HILL VIEW -- A Jefferson County man has been indicted for the murder of a Bullitt County resident.

    Robert H. Whitaker Jr., 52, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on numerous charges relating to the Nov. 26, 2016, death of William Lee “Billy” Dezern.

    According to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Dezern was called to Interstate 65 northbound near the Brooks exit.

  • Court affirms unpaid suspension of animal control officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Animal control officer Mark Williams will not get his pay which was lost during a recent four-day suspension.

    And he will not get the suspension itself reversed.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court met for just over an hour in closed session. They were there to hear Williams’ appeal of his four-day suspension for insubordination.

    The court voted 4-1, with magistrate Joe Rayhill in opposition, to affirm the suspension handed down by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.