• Official response to Roby’s lawsuit filed

    A few weeks after former Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby filed a complaint against the mayor and city, the defendants have denied several of the allegations made against them and are looking to dismiss the case.

  • Public Record-Citations, Aug. 12, 2016

    William Greenwell, 1990, fleeing and evading, speed, $183 plus 90 days/90 days suspended.

    Susan Browning, 1969, operating vehicle on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, $143 plus 90 days/90 days suspended.

    Jacob Wimsett, 1994, improper equipment, $168.

    James Nalley, 1974, DUI, $868 plus 14 days, alcohol and drug education.

    Troy Spegal, 1974, speed, $183.

    Conny Harrison, 1976, speed, $181.

    Robert Meadows, 1976, speed, $186.

  • Public Record-Drivers licenses, Aug. 12, 2016

    The following received a driver’s license in July 2016: Anna Neel, Michael McCormick, Michael Hawkins, Christopher Nalley, Gatlin Fultz, Jameson Hinkebein, Caleb Ahlers, Matthew Kliessendorff, Joseph Norris, James Williamson, Angelica Castillo, Pennie Thompson, Sarah Kahleifeh, Kevin Martin, Thomas Culver, Chelsey Mitsch, Olivia Ulrich, Bailey Bertrand, Courtney Biven, Gavin Corral, Gregory Leathers, Hayley Roche, Caroline McDonald, Amy Wathen, Brandon Campbell, Haylee Cecil, Sherrika Howell, Alexis Hutchins.

  • Public Record-Divorces, Aug. 12, 2016

    James Roy Newton, 49, Melissa Grant, 47, divorce final July 6 (date of marriage Aug. 3, 2013), (maiden name restored).

    Craig Thomas Smith, 56, Mary Brenna Luckett, 64, divorce final July 7 (date of marriage July 3, 1998).

    Janet Marie Puckett, 45, Angelo William Crowe, 36, divorce final July 7 (date of marriage Jan. 30, 2010).

    Jay Anthony Hall, 47, Nichole Sims, 46, divorce final July 11 (date of marriage July 29, 1995).

    Kelly Jo Russell, 36, Arthur Warren Boone, 44, divorce final July 19 (date of marriage Aug. 21, 2010).

  • Public Record-Marriages, Aug. 12, 2016

    Gary Venteress Pope, 50, Bardstown, disabled veteran; Lorie Ann Harkness, 48, Bardstown, administrative assistant.

    Jaeda Lyn Vandeventer, 26, Bardstown, customer service; Samuel Gerard Bartley, 33, Bardstown, brick layer.

    Manuel Joseph Eichner, 29, New Haven, maintenance; Jessica Lynn Dewitt, 26, New Haven, special education instructional assistant.

    Miranda Lynn Phillips, 19, New Hope, machine operator; Damien Christopher Morton, 20, New Hope, team member.

  • Public Record-Property Transfers, Aug. 12, 2016

    Quitclaim - Joseph and Jessica Dones, of Boston, to Joseph and Jessica Dones, real estate in Nelson County, $65,030.

    Kathy and Robert Fenwick, of Bardstown, to David and Tabitha Pyle, of Chaplin, real estate in Nelson County, $199,000.

    Melody Lake Ranch Club Inc., of New Haven, to Amy Brumsetter, of New Haven, real estate in Nelson County, $600.

    Master Commissioner’s Deed- Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Benjamin Laswell, et al, Lot 262 of Salem Hills Subdivision, Phase IV, $55,000.

  • Public Record-Zoning Compliance, Aug. 12, 2016

    Zoning permits for the week of July 25

    Danny Raisor, 290 Wire Lane, 16’ x 16’ gazebo.

    Brian Avery, 112 Sutherland Road, demolish existing 6’ x 40’ covered back porch and replace with 12’ x 32’ sunroom and 12’ x 8’ covered back porch.

    Whiskey Springs Land Company, Peabody Loop, detached conventional single-family dwelling.

    Whiskey Springs Land Company, Chattanooga Drive, detached conventional single-family dwelling.

  • Records from 2009 hunting accident withheld for alleged possible ties to June murder

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has denied an appeal by The Kentucky Standard to inspect the investigation into a 2009 shooting death. The shooter in that incident was a murder victim earlier this year.

    In a decision dated Aug. 3, Michelle Harrison, assistant attorney general, determined the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office did not violate the state’s open records law when it denied access to the investigation of Derek Downs’s 2009 death because investigators believed it might be related to the June 4 murder of Michael Wayne Unseld.

  • Unlawful searches

    Police body camera video has gotten plenty of attention in the past week as Bardstown city officials have considered suspension of the use of the cameras, at least until they can buy better equipment and software.

    However, the videos have been useful in recent decisions by Nelson Circuit Court in deciding to suppress evidence in two drug search cases.

    Both cases involve a Bardstown Police Department K-9 officer, Kyler Wright.


  • Former police captain suing city, mayor

    Tom Roby, a former captain with the Bardstown Police Department, has filed a lawsuit after being fired from the department earlier this year.

    Roby announced his intention to file the lawsuit in June, for “wrongful demotion, discharge and the defamation of his character,” according to his attorney, Keith Sparks, after being accused of destroying records while cleaning out his office.

    On May 31, it was alleged that Roby had committed a felony by “tampering with public records.”