• Feds charge two in connection to overdose

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two defendants have been charged by a federal grand jury for possession of heroin that caused the death of a Shepherdsville victim, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Aaron Shelton, 27, and Tajuan M. McDowell, a.k.a. Tawain McDowell, 18, have been charged in the indictment with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Shelton faces an additional charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin – causing death.

  • Former Louisville armored truck driver indicted by federal grand jury

     LOUISVILLE – Former GardaWorld armored truck driver Mark Nicholas Espinosa has been indicted by a federal grand jury with five charges related to the theft of more than $900,000 from the vehicle, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. 

  • Ex-LMPD officer pleads guilty

     LOUISVILLE -- Former Louisville Metro Police officer Brandon Wood has been charged in a felony Information and pleaded guilty to attempted enticement, according to U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman. 

    “The tragedy of the LMPD Explorer Program is that Mr. Wood and others used a well-intended program designed to recruit our finest young people into law enforcement service as a tool to exploit those same kids,” said Coleman. “The United States looks forward to his sentencing to a term of years in federal prison.”

  • Man charged with internet sex offenses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local man has been arrested on allegations of sex-related crimes.

    On Wednesday, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Jonathan Daniel Cole, 31, of Shepherdsville.

    He was charged with distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Cole was arrested as a result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

  • KSP charges Bullitt man With child sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  On January 23, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Jonathan D. Cole, 31, on charges relating to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. 

    Cole 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 was distributing sexually explicit images online. 

  • Men charged with putting police, school kids in danger

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Two men are in custody following a police chase, facing multiple wanton endangerment charges after nearly colliding with police officers and school buses.

    Step-brothers James Anderson, 26, and Taylor McKenzie, 24, are both being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bonds following the incident.

  • Monroe Co. man sentenced for child porn possession

     BOWLING GREEN – U.S. District Chief Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced James L. Holland Jr., of Monroe County, Kentucky, to 108 months imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervision, and ordered him to pay $32,000 in restitution to six victims for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

    “Federal prison time awaits those whose desire to possess these horrible images which hurts our kids,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.

  • City, planners sued for denial of zoning case

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- There was no surprise.

    A&H Lakeview Land has filed a lawsuit against the city of Shepherdsville, the city council, council members Stacey Cline and Bonnie Enlow, and the Bullitt County Planning Commission.

    The property owner sought to rezone property off South Lakeview Drive in Shepherdsville in late 2018; however, the applicant first received an unfavorable recommendation from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission and then the city council was deadlocked at 2-2-2. Cline and Enlow abstained from voting.

  • Adult charged with serving pot, alcohol to minors

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In 2013, members of the Partners in Prevention coalition were leading a charge in Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The push was to pass an ordinance to give more criminal teeth to adults who host parties which supply alcohol and drugs to teens.

    That effort died in late 2013. And the discussion has been silent.

    On New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018, Mount Washington police arrested a woman and charged her with supplying marijuana and alcohol to at least 14 teenagers who were under the legal age.

  • Man indicted for attempted murder of lady

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for the attempted murder of another individual.

    Stevan Lawrence Carr has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a number of felony counts relating to an alleged incident on Aug. 28, 2018.

    The charges include: attempted murder, assault, intimidating a participant in a legal process, eight counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, kidnapping, wanton endangerment, unlawful imprisonment or 14 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.