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Courts

  • Nelson County Grand Jury indictments

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Sept. 4.

  • Probation revoked in assault-for-hire case

    A judge revoked David Orlando Smith’s probation Thursday and imposed a prison sentence because of several new misdemeanor convictions on the defendant’s record.

    Smith, who pleaded guilty last year to soliciting someone to assault three people in the area, has been serving a five-year probation as part of his plea agreement he entered into last year.

    In October, Smith accepted a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation to commit assault, which was amended down from criminal solicitation to commit murder.

  • Man indicted for stalking McDonald’s employee

    Less than two weeks after his arrest, Johnny Dean Johnson was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury for stalking a female employee at McDonald’s.

    Johnson, 50, who is a registered sex offender, was indicted on first-degree stalking, a class D felony that carries a sentence of one to five years in prison, and first-degree persistent felony offender by a Nelson County grand jury.

  • Man indicted on 466 counts of child pornography

    A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday on several hundred felony counts of possessing child pornography.

    A Nelson County grand jury indicted James David Leslie, 51, on 466 counts of possession of child pornography, a class D felony, which carries a sentence of one to five years in prison.

    According to the indictment, sometime between Aug. 15, 2012, and Nov. 8, 2012, Leslie, who lives at 214 McGowan Avenue, knowingly had in his possession matter depicting a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Woman accused of lying about her child’s cancer for profit

    A woman who allegedly lied that her son had cancer and received charitable contributions from the community was indicted Wednesday.

    Nancye Beth Avis, 39, was indicted on theft by deception $500 or more, a class D felony that carries a sentence of one to five years in prison, and endangering the welfare of a minor, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Former family court judge running for appellate court

    Debra Hembree Lambert has always been intrigued by the certainty and predictability of the law, but her path to being a candidate for Kentucky’s second-highest state court hasn’t been predictable or certain.

  • Nelson County Grand Jury Indictments for Aug. 21

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court August 21.

  • Property Transfers: Aug. 15, 2014

    William Luckett Jr., of Bardstown, to Greg Ballard, of Hodgenville, Lot 44A Springhill Subdivision, Section 11, $110,000.

    Larry and Vanessa Wolf, of Cox’s Creek, to Darrell Herthel, of Louisville, real estate in Nelson County, $39,000.

    Baptist Homes Inc. of Louisville, to Hometown Manor Assisted Living Community LLC of Lexington, real estate in Nelson County, $1, 200,000.

    Gala and Joey Hayden to David and Christina Hood, all of Bardstown, Lot 23 Farmington Subdivision, Phase II, $179,000.

  • Zoning Compliance: Aug. 15, 2014

    Zoning Compliance permits for the week of July 28 and Aug. 4

    Jason and Kasey Samuels, Hilton Lane, SF Dwelling.

    Bruce Case, 180 Murphy Lane, accessory.

    Rhonda Willett, 950 Quarry Lane, accessory.

    Johnnie B Colwell, Monks Road, accessory.

    Mary Lou Crume and Susan Muir, 112 & 114 Freeman Lane, SF Townhouse Addition.

    Karla Porter, 470 Summers Lane, accessory.

    Chad Blandford, 2322 Balltown Road (KY 46), accessory.

    Donald Downs, 127 Saddlebrook Drive, SF Addition.

  • Bloomfield man indicted for Simply Vapors burglary

    A man police believe burglarized Simply Vapors on several occasions was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday.

    James Lewis, 43, of Bloomfield, was indicted on four counts of third-degree burglary, a class D felony, theft by unlawful taking, a class D felony, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, sometime between July 20 and July 21, Lewis unlawfully entered Simply Vapors and took $6,769.16 belonging to the business.