McConnell, Justice Dept. At Odds Over Terrorism Trial Site

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing the Justice Department’s defense of prosecuting terrorism suspects in Kentucky, saying the case is unique. McConnell wants the two Iraqis tried in Guantanamo Bay rather than in civilian court in Kentucky. The Kentucky Republican met Friday with local elected officials and law enforcement in Bowling Green, where […]

Two In Kentucky Charged With Plotting Iraq Attacks

From Kevin Willis, Kentucky Public Radio Two Iraqi men living in Bowling Green are facing charges that they tried to send Stinger missles, sniper rifles and money to Al-Qaida in their home country. A 23-count federal indictment was unsealed today against 30 year old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23 year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who […]

Jury Selection Begins In Sypher Trial

By Rick Howlett Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the federal trial of Karen Sypher, who’s charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.     Sypher is accused of threatening to go public with an allegation of rape against Pitino if he did not give her […]

Sex Offender Gets Ten Years For Failing To Register

By Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio An Indiana man has been handed the longest federal sentence ever imposed in the Eastern District of Kentucky for failing to register as a sex offender. Thirty-eight year old Michael Wayne Henderson will serve ten years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney spokesperson Kyle Edelen says Henderson was convicted in […]

Not Guilty Verdicts In Bid-Rigging Trial

A federal jury has acquitted former Kentucky Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert and road contractor Leonard Lawson of all counts in their Lexington bid-rigging trial. The two were were accused of taking part in a scheme to leak confidential cost estimates for highway projects to Lawson prior to the bidding process. Several charges were thrown out […]