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Courts

  • Louisville man charged with meth possession, distribution

      LOUISVILLE – A Louisville convicted felon was charged by grand jury indictment today with possession and distribution of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Roger Dale Goodman, 37, is charged in a single count indictment with conspiring with others between January of 2017 and April of 2018, to knowingly and intentionally distribute meth.

  • Hunters Hollow: Surcharge proponents lose again; legal battle still alive

     HILLVIEW  -- Customers of the old Hunters Hollow sewer system survived another challenge to a possible surcharge on their monthly rates.

    Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed a challenge by the bankruptcy trustees for Bullitt Utilities to have the state Public Service Commission reopen its request to have a surcharge placed on customers to recover millions of dollars lost when its treatment facility failed in 2014.

  • Woman arrested for giving false info

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A word of wisdom is to not give police officers false information when they pull you over at a traffic stop.

    On April 4, the Street Crimes Unit for the Shepherdsville Police Department made a traffic stop in the 1300 Block of Highway 44 East.

    A passenger in the vehicle gave officers false information about her identity. Officers were able to properly identify the female and determined that she had an active warrant.

    She was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine, heroin and ecstasy.

  • Bowling Green business owner sentenced for fraud, laundering

     BOWLING GREEN – The owner of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court Monday, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 50 months in prison following a jury conviction for wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering as part of a scheme that defrauded investors of $1,175,000 announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Skilled nursing facility settles false claims allegations

     LOUISVILLE – New Oaklawn Investments, LLC, d/b/a Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center and Elmcroft Senior Living, Inc., a Louisville based skilled nursing facility, agreed to pay $5,191,470 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for payment to the Medicare Program, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Sex-related indictment dates back to 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for sex-related offenses dating back to 2015.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Steve Daugherty on the felony charges of incest, sodomy, sexual abuse and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Daugherty allegedly committed the acts between June 1, 2015, and July 25, 2016.

    During that period, he had sexual contact with a person less than 16 years of age that he should have known was related.

  • Felons charged in surge to reduce violent crime

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced that the Louisville Federal Grand Jury returned 21 felony indictments charging 23 individuals this week with multiple counts, including firearms violations, possession and distribution of scheduled drugs as well as the filing of an additional criminal complaint of two Tennessee residents charged in a conspiracy of stealing nearly one-hundred firearms from dealers licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Indiana man guilty of online enticement

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Jeffersonville, Indiana, resident pled guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to charges of attempted online enticement of a minor for the purpose of engaging in sex acts, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Bullitt would pick up circuit, lost district

     FRANKFORT -- It is expected that this week the Kentucky General Assembly will make some changes in judicial districts across the Commonwealth.

    And the 55th Judicial District in Bullitt County will be a major part of those changes.

    State Rep. Russell Webber said that House Bill 348 was a compromise between the legislature and the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts.

    If approved, as expected, Bullitt County would gain a family court circuit judge but it would lose one its two existing district court positions.

  • Former Marion Co. resident sentenced for multiple marijuana charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentencing of John Robert Boone, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to 57 months in prison, having pleaded guilty to manufacture and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. There is no parole in the federal system.