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Courts

  • Two fire chiefs for one job?

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A Bullitt County circuit judge has reinstated a fire chief who was terminated in 2012.

    After a bench trial in October, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress has ruled that Michael Dooley was improperly terminated from his position as fire chief of the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    Besides ordering back pay of more than $72,000, Burress ordered that Dooley be reinstated to his position through the end of his current contract in 2017.

  • Judge won’t dismiss charges on teacher ‘til hearing held

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A prosecutor requested to dismiss charges against a former Bullitt Central teacher who has been accused of having sexual relations with a student.

    However, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress was not quite ready to accept that motion on Tuesday morning.

    Crystal Chappell was set to go to trial on a six-count indictment for rape.

  • Man indicted for October robbery of bank branch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Hillview man has been indicted for the robbery of a local bank in October.

    Brandon R. Kennedy, 26, of Hillview, has been indicted by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury panel.

    Kennedy was indicted for robbery, theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and being a persistent felony offender.

    The charges center around the Oct. 13 robbery of the First Citizens Bank branch in Hebron Estates.

    The most serious offense is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Indictments in Edmonson Co. forgery case

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations today announced the indictments of two people in Edmonson County charged with more than two dozen counts of forgery and entering false information.

    In November, an Edmonson County grand jury indicted 49-year-old Donna Moore of Brownsville and 51-year-old Steve Ashley of Bee Spring on 28 counts each of second-degree forgery and entering false information to produce a title document.

  • Former city employee pleads guilty

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former city employee has entered a guilty plea but will not likely have to serve any time behind bars.

    Over six years since the alleged event, Robert “Junior” Bright entered a guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court on Tuesday.

    Bright, 49, entered pleas to three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000.

    He would receive a one-year sentence on each and those would be served concurrently, or at the same time.

  • Man indicted for thefts at local business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who allegedly went into a business and took items valued at over $500 has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    The 12-member grand jury panel handed down a series of indictments against Joshua Alan Byrum.

    Byrum, 32, of Shepherdsville, was charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking with the use of a firearm and being a persistent felony offender.

    On Aug. 2, 2015, Hillview Police responded to a report that someone had entered Dents, Dings and Colors with the intent to commit a crime.

  • Bullitt County Teen Court

                 This year’s session of the Teen Court in Bullitt County has recently gotten underway.

                District Judge Jennifer Porter is again leading the program where high school students have the ability to levy punishments against those students who have offended.

  • Warren County resident sentenced for fraudulent taxes

     BOWLING GREEN – A resident of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was sentenced this week, by U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $731,293.52 for mail fraud and for entering into an agreement to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by obtaining the payment of fraudulent claims, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville office manager guilty of $800,000 embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – The former officer manager of a Louisville, Kentucky, company pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today, to a single charge of wire fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Paige L. Talley, 55,  of Louisville, pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent travel reimbursement requests and payroll “miscellaneous adjustments” while employed as human resources and office manager at Luvata Electrofin, Inc. (LEI) that resulted in a loss of $800,000 to the company.

  • Church employee charged with embezzlement for personal expenses

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea of an Allen County, Kentucky woman before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl, yesterday, to three counts of wire fraud, for embezzling $274,846 from her former employer, the Scottsville Baptist Church.