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Courts

  • Patel indicted on sex abuse charges

    A Bardstown businessman is accused of sexually abusing an employee.

    Kalabhai M. Patel, 45, was indicted July 1 on charges of first-degree sexual abuse after allegedly engaging in sexual contact with an employee.

    According to arrest records, Patel, who operates the Fast Food Mart at 1151 Bloomfield Road, is accused of forcing his hand down a female employee’s pants and forcing his hand up her shirt.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments for June

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    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury 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 July 2.

    • Ouckie J. Hughes, 31, of Bardstown, second-degree escape. On or about Feb. 14, Hughes escaped from the Nelson County Jail after being convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance. Bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from June 4

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on June 4. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Man shot by police arraigned on attempted murder charges

    John Kennedy Fenwick, the man shot by police officers in May, was arraigned Thursday on attempted murder and other charges.

  • 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 June 15.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on May 21. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • U.S. court denies appeal in Flowers Foods case

    A federal appellate court has denied Flowers Foods’ request for another appeal in a wage-and-hour lawsuit.

    According to Shawn J. Wanta of the Minneapolis law firm, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, the U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit in Virginia issued a ruling May 21 denying the Thomasville, Georgia-based bakery goods company’s request to appeal a class certification decision by a U.S. District Court in North Carolina.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments for June 7

    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 June 4

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments for May 6

    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 May 21.

    • Dustin Shawn Downs, 27, of Bardstown, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On or about Dec. 31, 2014, Downs possessed a Thompson .50 caliber rifle. Bail was set at $5,000 cash, plus conditions.

  • Man arrested for robberies has minor criminal history

    A Bardstown man accused of robbing three banks in Bardstown has a criminal history dotted with minor drug charges and DUIs, but nothing rising to the level of felony robbery.

    David Wayne Smith, 51, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery Thursday shortly after a hold-up at the Wilson & Muir Bank on Culpeper Street. In custody, police say Smith confessed to having robbed two other banks in the area — Your Community Bank on North Third March 13 and Your Community Bank on West John Rowan April 16.