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Courts

  • Stabbing suspect indicted for first-degree assault

    The suspect in an alleged bar stabbing has been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury for first-degree assault, a class B felony.

    Dustin M. Thompson, 22, of New Hope, is accused of stabbing Jamie J. Owens, of Bardstown, with a pocket knife sometime between July 25 and July 26, according to Thompson’s indictment, which was released Wednesday.

    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.

  • Attitude of Gratitude

    “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

    --Cicero

    By Peggy Smith

    Association Executive

    Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors

    I’m thinking that this year, to get us all in the mood for Thanksgiving, maybe we can look at our community in Real Estate and all the things for which we can be thankful and find ways to have an “attitude of gratitude”.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Nov. 21, 2014

    PNC Bank National Association, of Pittsburgh to Michael Embry, of Boston, real estate in Nelson County, $37,000.

    Douglas Bowling to Timothy and Rebecca Burton, both of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $190,000.

    Larry and Vanessa Wolf, of Cox’s Creek, to Jimmie Bible, of Taylorsville, real estate in Nelson County, $120,000.

    Quitclaim-Barbara Vittitow, of Bardstown, to Thomas and Rhonda Cambron, of Springfield, real estate in Nelson County, $37,250.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Nov. 21, 2014

    Kevin Harrison, birth year unknown, possession of marijuana, $253 plus 10 days/10 days suspended.

    Samantha Curci, 1990, possession of drug paraphernalia, 30 days/30 days suspended.

    Jaylee Thomas, 1992, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, $203 plus 30 days.

    Eunice Fenwick, 88, theft by unlawful taking, $153 plus 20 hours community service.

    Allen Hayes, 1989, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4 days, state traffic school.

    Jackie Allen III, 1980, possession of a controlled substance, $153 plus 30 days.

  • Appeals decision could move whiskey fungus suits forward

    A three-judge Kentucky Court of Appeals panel opened the door late last week to at least two lawsuits in state court moving forward against Kentucky bourbon distillers.

    On Friday the judges overturned a dismissal of a lawsuit by Jefferson Circuit Court against Heaven Hill and Brown-Forman.

    The suit, filed on behalf of residents in Jefferson County, blames whiskey distillers for what is commonly referred to as whiskey fungus, which forms black splotches on homes, cars and other outdoor items in areas near bourbon-aging warehouses.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Nov. 6

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on Nov. 6. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Prosecutors file notice to dismiss rape charge against Quisenberry

    Prosecutors have requested to dismiss the third-degree rape charge against Scott Quisenberry.

    The Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney filed a notice last week notifying Nelson Circuit Judge John David Seay that prosecutors want to hold a hearing at 1 p.m. Thursday to dismiss the case without prejudice so Quisenberry’s Jefferson County case can proceed to trial.

  • Allen pleads guilty to stabbing

    The day before his case was set to go to jury trial, Jackie E. Allen pleaded guilty to stabbing a man earlier this year.

    Allen accepted a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault under extreme emotional disturbance, a class D felony, before his case was scheduled to go to jury trial Monday.

    Allen was originally charged with second-degree assault, a class C felony.

    Prosecutors recommended Allen serve four years in prison.

  • Woman pleads guilty to lying about son’s cancer

    Nancye Avis accepted a plea agreement Friday, in which she pleaded guilty to lying about her son’s cancer diagnosis from which she received charitable contributions from the community.

    During court Friday, Avis pleaded guilty to theft by deception and was granted a five-year, supervised pretrial diversion.

    As part of the plea agreement, the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor was dismissed.

    Conditions of the diversion include paying a yet-to-be-determined amount of restitution and remain ing drug- and alcohol-free.

  • Former accountant pleads guilty to embezzling from monastery

    The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.