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Courts

  • Spending on mold abatement questioned

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you don't ask the question, you'll never know the answer.
        With that in mind, magistrate Joe Rayhill questioned a bill that had been paid the previous meeting by Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        The court had set a limit of $4,000 to be spent on mold abatement at the Bullitt County Detention Center.
        However, when looking back on the approved bills, the court appeared to have spent $8,000 on the project.

  • Former law office manager guilty of embezzlement

     OWENSBORO, Ky. – The former office manager of a Henderson, Kentucky law firm pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court yesterday before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. for embezzling $264,867.84 during a 30-month period, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    According to the plea agreement, Krista Kaye Graupner, age 45, of Evansville, Indiana, committed wire fraud while employed at the law firm of King, Deep & Branaman (KDB) between June of 2012 and December of 2014.

  • District wants past trustees part of suit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If there was any doubt, the bench trial involving the validity of the contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Inc. will start on Tuesday.

    And any additional motions by attorneys from each side would have to be decided  the morning of trial.

    “This case is going to be resolved,” said Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress. “It’s going to be resolved in this court.”

  • Man arrested for kidnapping after trying to pick up women in Mt. Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents in Mount Washington residents can rest easy knowing that the driver of a suspicious vehicle has been caught.

    Garry L. Coulter, 40, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on Thursday,  Oct. 15, on a warrant of kidnapping a juvenile taken by the Mount Washington Police Department.

    The warrant came after three reports of a suspicious man offering rides to women. Two women, one a minor, voluntarily got into Coulter’s 2012 silver Ford Focus Hatchback.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for firearm possession

     PADUCAH – U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., today announced the sentencing of a Christian County, Kentucky convicted felon by Senior Judge Thomas Russell on Thursday, October 15, 2015 to 96 months in prison for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

  • Hillview man arrested in local bank robbery

    HEBRON ESTATES -- It wasn't long after surveillance images of a bank robbery in northern Bullitt County hit the media that tips began flowing in at a rapid rate.

  • Hillview man arrested in local bank robbery

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It wasn't long after surveillance images of a bank robbery in northern Bullitt County hit the media that tips began flowing in at a rapid rate.

  • Spainhour, Burress attend statewide judicial college

     FRANKFORT -- Two local circuit judges recently attended statewide training.

    Circuit Court Judges Elise Givhan Spainhour and Rodney Burress recently had the opportunity to visit a prison, observe an autopsy, shoot a simulated police firearm and more as part of an education program for the state’s circuit judges.

    The 2015 Circuit Judges Fall College took place Sept. 27-30 and offered field studies and classroom presentations. 

  • Bowling Green business owner charged with wire fraud, laundering

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The owner of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was charged by grand jury indictment on September 9, 2015 with wire fraud and money laundering for a scheme that cost investors $1,370,000 announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. The indictment was unsealed on October 5, 2015.

    Clay Shelton, 46, of Bowling Green, was charged with three counts of wire fraud and six counts of money laundering for devising a scheme that fraudulently obtained money from eleven investors.

  • Shepherdsville man guilty of embezzling over $800,000

      LOUISVILLE – U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea, this week, of a Shepherdsville, Kentucky, man who was charged with embezzling more than $800,000 from his employer during a seven year period.