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Courts

  • Nelson County Circuit Court sentencings for March 19

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on March 19. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Nelson County Circuit Court sentencings for March 19

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on March 19. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Hutchins requests shock probation in series of letters

    John Hutchins began serving his 20-year sentence for embezzling more than $1 million from the Abbey of Gethsemani on Jan. 9.

    Over the next 78 days, the disgraced accountant, currently housed at Roederer Correctional Complex in LaGrange, composed at least 44 handwritten letters to the judge expressing remorse and begging for shock probation.

    In the letters, Hutchins repeatedly requests shock probation and says life in prison has been an eye-opening experience.

  • Jury decides 2007 sentence should be upheld in Mattingly case

     

    A jury decided to uphold a convicted felon’s original 20-year prison sentence for abducting his wife and holding her at gunpoint in 2005, following a two-day trial last week.

    Throughout Monday and Tuesday, attorneys for Kenneth John Mattingly argued that their client should not have been given a harsh sentence during his original jury trial in 2007 because he suffers from mental health issues and had a difficult childhood.

  • 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 April 2.

  • 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 April 2.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings for March 10

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on March 10. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

    • Hallie Ann Fuller, 20, of Bardstown, was sentenced to three years in prison for complicity first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Fuller’s motion for probation was denied. On Jan. 27, Fuller possessed methamphetamine.

  • Citations: March 27, 2015

    Kenneth McCarty, 1958, speed, $186.

    William Marksbury, 1977, no insurance, $643.

    Kimberlee Beavers, 1991, license to be in possession, $263.

    Maryedna Coffman, 1979, no/expired registration plates, no insurance, $368.

    Tammy Johnson, 1985, theft by deception, $22.88 plus 30 days/30 days suspended.

    Trenton Bentley, 1975, theft by deception, $252.44 plus 30 days/30 days suspended.

    Deanna Wathen, 1990, reckless driving, speed, $153 plus state traffic school.

  • Divorces: March 27, 2015

    William Derek Leslie, 27, Linda Rankin, divorce final Feb. 18 (date of marriage Dec. 31, 2009).

    Paul Allen Reid, 30, Theresa D. Reid, 35, divorce final Feb. 18 (date of marriage Jan. 31, 1996).

    James Patrick Durbin Sr., 47, Cheryl Lynn Seward, 46, divorce final Feb. 9 (date of marriage May 2, 2003).

    David Alan Lee, 44, Kristy Gail Braun, 36, divorce final Feb. 6 (date of marriage Oct. 22, 2011) maiden name restored.

    Kevin Lee Montgomery, 39, Chasity Lynn Casey, 34, divorce final Feb. 2 (date of marriage Dec. 2, 2000).

  • Property Transfers: March 27, 2015

    Quitclaim-Shauna and Brian Sorrell, co-executors, of Bardstown, to Louis Jr. and Eva Leachman, of New Haven, real estate in Nelson County, $900.

    Quitclaim-Shauna and Brian Sorrell, co-executors, of Bardstown, to Shawn and Brian Lucas, of New Haven, real estate in Nelson County, $900.

    Paul and Barbara Gritton and Roger Gritton, of Bardstown, to Michael Scrogham, of Bardstown, Lots 33 and 34 Kurtz Addition No. 3, $50,000.

    James and Jamie Mattingly, of Balltown, to Charles III and Margaret Smith, of Bardstown, Lot 44 Beech Fork Estates, $210,000.