Central suspect in heist of pricey bourbon pleads guilty
Central suspect in heist of pricey bourbon pleads guilty

A rogue distillery worker at the center of a bourbon-heist scheme that spirited away tens of thousands of dollars' worth of liquor has pleaded guilty in a case that has already secured a place in Kentucky lore.

Trial delayed for suspects in bourbon theft ring
Trial delayed for suspects in bourbon theft ring

The trial for six people charged in a massive Kentucky bourbon theft ring has been delayed.

September 21st, 11:45 am
Fourth person pleads guilty to taking part in Ky. bourbon theft ring
Fourth person pleads guilty to taking part in Ky. bourbon theft ring

A fourth defendant is facing up to a year in jail in connection with a Kentucky bourbon theft ring that investigators say sold thousands of dollars of bourbon illegally.

August 7th, 11:27 am
Buffalo Trace security guard expected to testify against bourbon theft 'ringleader'
Buffalo Trace security guard expected to testify against bourbon theft 'ringleader'

Authorities say 35-year-old Leslie Wright was paid money to look the other way when a fellow employee, Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger, stole 11 bourbon barrels.

June 5th, 1:01 pm
Franklin Co. authorities indict additional Buffalo Trace Distillery employee in connection with bourbon theft ring
Franklin Co. authorities indict additional Buffalo Trace Distillery employee in connection with bourbon theft ring

A grand jury has charged Leslie Wright with complicity of receiving stolen property valued at $10,000 or more, according to court records.

May 19th, 12:41 pm
Frankfort Police Officer resigns amid alleged connection to bourbon thefts and steroid trafficking
Frankfort Police Officer resigns amid alleged connection to bourbon thefts and steroid trafficking

Police say evidence indicated officer may have been in violation of City of Frankfort policies, but wouldn't elaborate.

April 29th, 4:20 pm by Valerie Chinn
LETTER: Louisville bourbon blogger begs Gov. Steve Beshear to "Pardon my Pappy"
LETTER: Louisville bourbon blogger begs Gov. Steve Beshear to "Pardon my Pappy"

A Louisville-based bourbon blogger has penned a satirical letter to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, asking him to "pardon my Pappy," a reference to Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

April 23rd, 11:52 am
SHERIFF: Nine people charged in Kentucky theft ring that stole Pappy Van Winkle bourbon
SHERIFF: Nine people charged in Kentucky theft ring that stole Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

Nine people have been indicted in a massive theft of Kentucky bourbon according to the Franklin County Sheriff.

April 21st, 12:17 pm
Authorities close to revealing details of bourbon theft
Authorities close to revealing details of bourbon theft

Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Larry Cleveland says his office plans to present the case to a grand jury in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Tuesday.

April 17th, 4:26 pm
Sheriff: Probe of stolen Kentucky bourbon expands
Sheriff: Probe of stolen Kentucky bourbon expands

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says investigators uncovered a new "major development" Monday that will delay presenting the case to the grand jury in Frankfort.

April 13th, 6:08 pm
Buffalo Trace employee accused of stealing up to $30K of Wild Turkey bourbon
Buffalo Trace employee accused of stealing up to $30K of Wild Turkey bourbon

Five barrels of bourbon, 25 firearms, thousands of dollars in cash and illegal steroids are what Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says his deputies found at a Frankfort home Wednesday night.

March 12th, 5:27 pm
Westport Whiskey and Wine taking bids on Pappy Van Winkle
Westport Whiskey and Wine taking bids on Pappy Van Winkle

Westport Whiskey and Wine held its third annual whiskey treasure sale, where shoppers can find specialty and collectible whiskeys.

November 29th, 4:59 pm
Whiskey sellers say Pappy Van Winkle craze good for business, Kentucky
Whiskey sellers say Pappy Van Winkle craze good for business, Kentucky

 Over 7,500 cases are shipped across the country, but most of the time Pappy Van Winkle doesn't even hit the shelves.

November 10th, 5:04 pm
Pappy Van Winkle theft remains unsolved
Pappy Van Winkle theft remains unsolved

Franklin Co. authorities say child abuse and narcotics cases have taken priority over the now-infamous bourbon theft.

February 26th, 10:37 pm
Authorities have message for Pappy Van Winkle thief
Authorities have message for Pappy Van Winkle thief

Sheriff Pat Melton says they are getting closer to solving the $26,000 bourbon heist.

November 22nd, 6:29 pm
Liquor store owner talks to WDRB after man tries to sell them Pappy Van Winkle
Liquor store owner talks to WDRB after man tries to sell them Pappy Van Winkle

He's the one who tipped off authorities this past week, about a suspicious man in his store.

October 26th, 6:55 pm

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