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Courts

  • Three Louisville men charged with heroin possession

     LOUISVILLE – Three Louisville men were charged this week by grand jury indictment with aiding and abetting and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Oscar Portillo, age 39, Pedro Abarca, age 23, and Jose Luis Madrigal II, age 24, residing on Bishop Lane, in Louisville, are in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

  • Ft. Campbell sex offender sentenced for child porn

     PADUCAH, Ky. – Kevin Alan Lewis, a civilian formerly residing on Ft. Campbell, Kentucky military base, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by a life sentence of supervised release by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in U.S. District Court on November 19, 2015, for the offense of production of the sexually-explicit image of a minor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Ft. Campbell resident guilty of manslaughter in child abuse case

     LOUISVILLE – A Fort Campbell, Kentucky, woman pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell to a Superseding Information charging her with first degree manslaughter in the death of an infant whom she was babysitting in December 2013, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Sheilla E. Linares, age 22, is in the custody of the United States Marshals Service and will be sentenced in Louisville on February 24, 2016 at 11:45 a.m.

  • Charge against mayor dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Even before he got to sift through thousands of e-mails, attorney John Cook said that Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis was innocent.

    Months after the indictment was handed down, the single misdemeanor charge of soliciting  prostitution was dismissed against Ellis.

    “He was pleased,” Cook said of Ellis upon learning of the agreement.

    Ellis faced a possible 90 days in the county jail, up to a $250 fine or both

  • Violations, $200,000 bill to fix, places BCHS pool in grave danger

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The busiest of the three public swimming pools in Bullitt County may be left high and dry when the season opens next May.

    Facing a repair bill of $200,000, county officials are now trying to find out how to pay for the work… or if the work should be done.

    June Daugherty, executive director of the Bullitt County Family YMCA, approached members of Bullitt Fiscal Court recently to discuss their plans for the pool sitting outside Bullitt Central High School.

  • Ohio felon charged with 2005 Ft. Knox murder

     LOUISVILLE, Ky – A Toledo, Ohio, felon who is currently in prison for an aggravated murder conviction, was charged today by federal Information with one count of murder, which occurred in 2005, on the grounds of Fort Knox Military Base, announced U. S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Case to be dismissed against Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Provided the mayor of Shepherdsville stays out of criminal trouble for the next year, he will no longer face the charge of soliciting prostitution.

    An agreement has been reached to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis. The condition is that Ellis would not commit another criminal act within the next 12 months.

    The mayor had been accused of asking a woman for sexual favors.

    Special prosecutor Mark Shouse and defense attorney John Cook worked out the agreement.

  • Henderson Co. man sentenced for human trafficking

     OWENSBORO – A Henderson County, Kentucky, man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking for recruiting two minors to engage in commercial sex acts, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Church employee charged with embezzlement worth $270,000

      BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the recent charge by Information of an Allen County, Kentucky woman with three counts of wire fraud for embezzling more than $270,000 from her former employer, the Scottsville Baptist Church.

  • Jury dismisses charges faced by teacher for dragging kid

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt District Court jury took just over 17 minutes to determine that a school teacher did nothing criminal in her handling of a student last October.

    The six-member jury panel found Ashley Silas not guilty of assault and harassment on Wednesday.

    On Oct. 29, 2014, Silas, a first-grade teacher at Brooks Elementary, drug a boy in her class 158 feet down a hallway to the principal’s office.

    The school security video would later be released and became part of social media.