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  • Increased heroin use takes a toll on health, others

    With the increase of heroin abuse in the area, health officials said they have seen a staggering influx of patients in the emergency room with complications — and in some cases overdoses .

    “There is definitely an increase,” said Stacie Bush, owner and drug and alcohol counselor with the R.E.A.C.H. program in Nelson County. “It’s definitely an epidemic.”

    Officials have also become aware of the lengths people go to hide their heroin addiction, such as injecting the drug between their toes, and more people are carrying syringes.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings for Oct. 16

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    The following people were sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court Oct. 16. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Drug dealer agrees to 15 years in prison

    A widely-known drug dealer in the area has agreed to a 15-year prison sentence as a result of two plea agreements reached with prosecutors last week.

    In addition to his prison sentence, Craig Yolando Montgomery, 38, of Cox’s Creek, will also have to turn over his house, six cars, several guns and cash to the police.

    Montgomery, also known as “Big Craig,” agreed Thursday in Nelson County Circuit Court to plead guilty to charges stemming from an assault on Atlantic Court in March and a drug bust at his home in June 2013.

  • Trial date pushed back for accused rapist

    The trial date for a Jefferson County teacher accused of rape in Nelson County has been pushed back.

    A motion for continuance for the trial against Scott Stephen Quisenberry was granted last week.

    A pretrial date has been re-scheduled for Feb. 13, 2015 and a trial date has been re-scheduled for March 19, 2015. Quisenberry’s trial was originally scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments for Oct. 15

    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 November 6.

    • Robert A. Wathen, 44, of Bardstown, receiving stolen property. Sometime between April 1 and Aug. 15, Wathen received, retained or disposed of tools belonging to James V. Barber. Bail was set at $5,000 cash, plus conditions.

  • Jury finds New Haven man guilty of assault

    Following a two-day trial last week, a jury found that a convicted murderer out on parole was guilty of assaulting another man last year.

    A jury of eight men and four women decided Thursday that Dale Brown, 55, of New Haven, was guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, instead of felony second-degree assault, after hearing testimony from the defense, prosecution and witnesses, as well as reviewing surveillance video of the assault, photos of the victim’s injuries and the victim’s medical records.

  • Zoning Compliance: Oct. 10, 2014

    Zoning compliance for weeks of Sept. 22 and Sept. 29

    Barbara Miles, 4024 Icetown Road, accessory.

    James Clark, 111 Hialeah Drive, single-family addition.

    Brent and Stephanie Langley, 1020 Ashleigh Way.

    Doug and Carisa Hagan, Perman Clark Road, single-family dwelling.

    Thomas Clutts, 1109 Foxfire Road, single-family addition.

    John A. Dones, 4099 Icetown Road.

    Cross Construction, Inc., 103 Hudson Drive, single-family dwelling.

    Doug and Anne Carrico, 156 Mann Drive, accessory.

  • Driver's Licenses: Oct. 10, 2014

    The following received a driver’s license in September 2014:

    Cameron Little, Miranda Thompson, Cody Carney, Miranda Culver, Emily Donahue, Payton Brown, Amber Swiger, Danielle McMackin, Alexandra Ballard, Felicia Hopkins, Dylan Glaser, Kenneth Bagwell, Tyler Reynolds, Kaylen Runner, Mecie Cook.

    The following received an intermediate license in September 2014:

  • Citations: Oct. 10, 2014

    Marisa Gilmer, 1989, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, $753 plus 30 days with $500/30 days suspended, 20 hours community service.

    Kelly Sherer, 1989, alcohol intoxication in a public place, $183.

    Mandy Kerns, 1974, alcohol intoxication in a public place, $183.

    Thanial Williams, 1981, alcohol intoxication in a public place, $406.

    David Maddox, 1983, disorderly conduct, $158 plus 60 days/60 days suspended.

    William Swann Jr., 1981, alcohol intoxication in a public place, $183.

  • Nelson Circuit Court 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 October 16.