• Proposed law could mean fewer inmates

    Nelson County officials may have to rethink whether they want to build a new jail if a Senate bill to reduce felonies to misdemeanors becomes law.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Feb. 8, 2018

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

  • Nelson Circuit Court Indictments from Feb. 21, 2018

    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 and had arraignments set for March 8.

  • Public Record-Citations- Feb. 23, 2018

    Dates on citations indicate when the offense was adjudicated, not when it was issued

    Michael Cinnamon, 1980, disregarding stop sign, $168 (10/18/17).

    Jonas Boone, 1998, no/expired registration plates, $163 (10/17/17).

    Samantha Torusio, 1987, speeding, $173 (10/16/17).

    Justin Cline, 1988, speeding, $175 (10/12/17).

    Abigail Page, 1986, speeding, $173 (10/11/17).

    Sue Hood, 1927, disregarding stop sign, $168 (10/18/17).

    Daniel Ballard, 1977, no seat belt, $25 (10/6/17).

  • Public Record-Property transfers-FEB. 23, 2018


    Wilmington Savings Fund Society, of Minneapolis to Chuck Reid Construction LLC, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $112,000.

    Linda Douglas to Ramon Aguayo, both of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $14,050.

    Joseph and Renate Masterson to Suzette Rapier, all of Bardstown, et al, Lot 19 Eastland Subdivision, $90.

    David and Sharon Martin to Brenda Figg, all of Bardstown, Lot 20 Castle Cove Subdivision, Phase 2, $164,400.

  • Public Record-Zoning permits-Feb. 23, 2018

    Zoning permits

    Jan. 20-Feb. 9.

    Eric Hart, 2084 Woodlawn Road, Addition of 1195sf finished and 989 sf unfinished per site plan.

    Bardstown Warehousing Inc., 924 Withrow Court, add 15’x15’ area for sprinkler pump room inside existing building.

    Barbara Greenwell, 6252 Bloomfield Road, 70’x120’ pole barn.

    Patrick Welch, 429 Lutheran Church Road, 12’x30’ lean-to addition to 30’x30’ existing barn.

    Suzanne Cox, 6831 Nat Rogers Road, Interior Alteration to remodel existing home.

  • Royalty hires new legal representation

    Bardstown’s former mayor has new attorneys in three cases in the Nelson County court system.

    On Thursday, Thomas Clay, a Louisville lawyer who has litigated several high-profile employment lawsuits in the state, filed his notice of appearance on behalf of John Royalty.

    An article in The Kentucky Standard published Sunday reported that Clay had not filed the official paperwork in two lawsuits as of Friday.

  • Judge denies city’s request to dismiss Royalty lawsuit

    The cloud that is the former mayor’s lawsuit against Bardstown for removing him from office will likely hang around for at least a little bit longer.

    The city was hoping to clear it last week after its attorney filed to have the lawsuit dismissed because the plaintiff and his attorneys had missed two deadlines to file briefs in the case.

    Circuit Judge David Seay denied the city’s motion Friday.

    On Wednesday, Scott Crosbie appeared before Seay seeking a ruling on his motion to dismiss John Royalty’s case against the city.

  • Lawsuit filed in 2016 raceway accident

    A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against a local raceway and its operators following a 2016 incident that left a young teen paralyzed.

    According to a complaint filed Jan. 30 in Nelson Circuit Court, Jacqueline and Scott Ritchie and Valene Spalding Auberry, on behalf of David Ritchie, are suing for damages related to an incident that occurred at the Nelson County Fairgrounds on the Bourbon City Raceway. The suit names Bourbon City Raceway, Bobby and Pauline Settles, the Nelson County Fair Board and Western World Insurance Company as defendants.

  • Public Record-Citations- Feb. 9, 2018

    Dates on citations indicate when the offense was adjudicated, not when it was issued.

    Michael Wheatley, 1970, DUI, $718 plus alcohol and drug education (10/24/17).

    Justin Brown, 1986, DUI, no operator’s/moped license, $718 plus 30 days/30 days suspended, alcohol and drug education (10/10/17).

    Mason McMahan, 1997, speeding, $143 plus state traffic school (10/11/17).

    Amanda Broaddus, 1991, disregarding stop sign, $168 (10/12/17).

    Tiana Graves, 1994, no insurance, $1,773 (10/18/17).