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Courts

  • Parents of missing woman pursue visitation rights

    Sherry Ballard brought a small stuffed pig in her purse to the courtroom Wednesday morning with the hope of giving it to her youngest grandson, who loves the animal.

    But after a hearing for visitation with her grandson, Eli, was pushed back to Sept. 10, she knew the exchange would have to wait.

    Tommy and Sherry Ballard, parents of missing Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers, have not been able to interact with their 2-year-old grandson in seven weeks, since Rogers disappeared from the area.

    The boy’s father, Brooks Houck, currently has custody.

  • Home nurse pleads guilty to stealing from elderly patient

    A home healthcare nurse has pleaded guilty to stealing from her 93-year-old patient.

    Leslie A. Johnson, 48, of Bardstown, pleaded guilty to knowingly exploiting an adult (over $300), theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, according a guilty plea filed June 9.

    An investigation began Feb. 2 when Bardstown Police Department received a report that someone had stolen personal bank account checks belonging to a 93-year-old Bardstown woman.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from July 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 Aug. 6.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings, July 16

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

  • Louisville teacher found guilty of raping former student

    Scott Quisenberry, 56, a teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools, was found guilty Monday of raping a former student when he was employed as a sixth-and seventh-grade teacher at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Quisenberry faces similar charges in Nelson County and was indicted on third-degree rape charges in 2013. At the time, Quisenberry has been accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old.

  • Public Record-Property Transfers, July 17, 2015

    Joseph and Terry Wheatley, of Bardstown, et al, to Cross & Wheatley LLC, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $300.

    Norma Hilbert, of Taylorsville, to Austin Smith, of Mount Eden, real estate in Nelson County, $51.

    Ginn Inc., of Bardstown, to Kenneth and Christina Maleske, of Bardstown, Lot 46 Nazareth FArms Phase I, $267,000.

    Allen and Mildred Marksbury, of Fairfield, to Douglas Smith, of Mount Washington, real estate in Nelson County, $38,500.

  • Public Record-Zoning Compliance, July 17, 2015

    Zoning permits for the week of June 29th

    Roy Bartley, 8220 Loretto Road (Ky 49), 14’ x 24’ shed addition onto existing 12’ x 26’ accessory structure, ,

    Glen Blandford, 1281 Burba Road, 14’ x 24’ lean-to addition onto existing 30’ x 40’ detached garage

    Cody Bishop, 396 Holt Ridge Road, 15’ x 20’ covered deck addition.

    Till Ballard, Jr. Goben Lane, detached conventional single-family dwelling.

    David Shields, 60 Plum Run Road, Demolish house.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments July 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 July 16.

  • 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.