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Courts

  • Former county resident files for felony expungement

    Barbara “Bobbie” Cook said 2005 was a really bad year for her.

    “I got in a lot of trouble,” she said. “I was just running around being crazy. I was young and stupid.”

    Cook, originally from Florida, moved to Nelson County in the early 2000s. Cook said she dropped out of high school, got her GED diploma and “started meeting all the wrong people and started doing all the wrong things.”

  • Hearing for Houck relative pushed to July

    Gathered in court Wednesday, the parents of missing woman Crystal Rogers were disappointed to know they would likely not have any new answers until after the one-year mark of their daughter’s disappearance.

    Tommy and Sherry Ballard were just feet away as Anna Whitesides, the grandmother of named suspect Brooks Houck, sat quietly beside her attorney.

    The meeting was meant to determine if Whitesides, who invoked her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, would have to testify before a grand jury.

  • Jail logs, June 3-7

    David H. Spalding, 22, trafficking in marijuana.

    Deangelo L. Phillips, 25, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Brian C. Bell, 29, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, failure to comply with sex offender registration, fraudulent use of credit card, second-degree forgery.

    Mark Anthony Goodlett, 47, probation violation.

    Joseph R. Kidwell, 30, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Sedrick Jay Blunt, 33, failure to appear.

  • Prosecutor seeking testimony from Houck relative

    Questions regarding a car suspected of being tied to the disappearance of Crystal Rogers have been raised in court, but the vehicle’s former owner is resisting a subpoena to testify before a grand jury.

    Anna Whitesides, grandmother of Brooks Houck, has invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination after being asked to testify as to what she has already allegedly told police officers investigating the disappearance of her grandson’s girlfriend. Houck is currently a suspect in the disappearance.

  • Statement: Roby intends to sue city

    Former Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby intends to sue the city, according to a statement released by his attorney late Thursday afternoon.

    “Captain Roby fully intends to sue the City for his wrongful demotion, discharge, and the defamation of his character,” Roby’s attorney, Keith Sparks of McCoy & Sparks, said in a press release. “We intend to show that all of this was orchestrated as retribution for what the Mayor and others perceived as past wrongs.”

  • CITATIONS: June 3, 2016

    Christopher Hamilton, 1982, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, $143, plus 30 days, 30 days suspended.

    Patricia L. Cambron , 1989, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, $718 plus alcohol and drug education.

    Brandon A. Johnson, 1990, one headlight, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $418.

    Randy Sweazy, 1964, theft by deception including cold checks, $3,820.68 plus 180 days, 180 days suspended.

    William Hanks, 1970, non-support, $163 plus 12 months, 12 months suspended.

  • Commonwealth seeks testimony from Houck relative

    The grandmother of the suspect in Crystal Rogers’ disappearance is resisting prosecutors’ attempts to call her before a Nelson County grand jury to question her about a car that could be tied to the case.

     Anna Whitesides, grandmother of Brooks Houck, has invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in resisting a grand jury subpoena to testify as to what she has already allegedly told police officers investigating the disappearance of her grandson’s girlfriend.

  • Prosecutor: Witnesses could refute Singleton’s testimony

    Documents filed in court Wednesday claim at least five additional witnesses could testify against Danny Singleton, who faces 38 counts of first-degree perjury in connection to a local woman’s disappearance last year.

    Earlier this month, Singleton’s counsel sought to have the case against him dismissed, with attorney John Cook saying the statements Singleton made to a grand jury “do not rise to the level required to sustain a charge of perjury.”

  • Two indicted for assault on jail workers

    Two men are facing assault charges of attacking county jail workers on two separate occasions.

    Vincent D. Nethery, 23, of Bardstown, was indicted on six counts of third-degree assault after an incident that reportedly occurred on Feb. 25.

    According to the indictment, Nethery is accused of spitting on and attempting to urinate on Nelson County Jailer Dorcas Figg while at the county jail, as well as spitting on, kicking, biting and punching several other deputies.

  • Public Record-Citations, May 20, 2016

    Kenya Wright, 1980, no insurance, license to be in possession, $418.

    Scott Randant, 1993, driving too fast for traffic conditions, $163.

    Vernon Raymond, 1970, speed, license to be in possession, $188.

    Michael Tooley, 1988, DUI, $1,018 plus 30 days, alcohol and drug education.

    Michael Inghram, 1969, no insurance, disorderly conduct, $643 plus 120 days/120 days suspended.

    William Schmidt, 1990, no seat bet, $25.

    Miranda Cissell, 1984, no insurance, $250.