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Courts

  • Shepherdsville man pleas guilty to sex charge

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Shepherdsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for seeking sex with a minor.

    Jonathen Howerton, 25, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced last week in Louisville by United States District Court Judge David Hale. As part of his plea agreement, Howerton must register as a sex offender upon release. 

  • Woman enters plea in death of moped rider

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Jefferson County woman may not face any additional jail time after entering a plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Emily Hickey entered a plea to reckless homicide and could be sentenced to five years in  prison. Final sentencing will be on May 15.

    However, probation will be recommended. If she does not violate her probation for five years, Hickey would not be subject to any additional jail time.

    In May 2016, Hickey was driving westbound in the eastbound lane in the early morning hours.

  • Men guilty of meth distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – A Logan County, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to conspiring with others as well as  possessing with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Warren Co. man charged with child sex exploitation

     BOWLING GREEN – On April 12, 2017, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Drew L. Gibson, 36, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Gibson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • Clinton Co. physician charged with illegal distributuion

     BOWLING GREEN – A Clinton County, Kentucky, physician was charged this week by grand jury indictment with the illegal distribution of controlled substances which resulted in the deaths of three patients, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Convicted felon gets 17 years on federal drug trafficking charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A Warren County, Kentucky, convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court by District Judge Greg N. Stivers to 17 years in prison followed by a ten year period of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crystal methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.  There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Former Louisville-based company employees sentenced for social security fraud

     LOUISVILLE – Two former employees of a Louisville, Kentucky, based engineering and construction company were sentenced to prison terms this week, in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., for their roles in a conspiracy to steal government funds and a scheme to defraud the company of approximately $2 million announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Retired Fulton jailer guilty of Detention Center construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell pleaded guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Michigan man sentenced for sex trafficking, interstate prostitution

     LOUISVILLE – David Q. Givhan, aka “Premier,” 35, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was sentenced to 235 months in prison by United States District Court Judge David J. Hale, after being convicted by jury of one count of sex trafficking and three counts of interstate transportation for prostitution announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Shepherdsville man pleads guilty, to receive 5-year sentence for seeking sex with minor

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that a Shepherdsville man has pleaded guilty to seeking sex with a minor and will receive five years in prison. 

    Martin Eugene Klemens, 58, of Shepherdsville, pleaded guilty in Franklin Circuit Court last week to unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, a Class D felony.