• Chief Justice orders review of policy on ‘invisible’ cases

    Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton is seeking to improve the transparency of the state’s court records with a memo issued Nov. 17 asking circuit clerks to revisit instances in which court cases have been sealed from public view.

    There are 3,600 such cases that have been made invisible for the past several years, preventing the public from having any idea they existed, according to a Nov. 22 article in the Louisville Courier-Journal. Of the 3,600, seven are in Nelson County. 

  • 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 Dec. 2.

  • Public record: Drivers' licenses

    The following passed the road test and received a full unrestricted license Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2010:

    Joseph W. Gritton, Lauren B. Rose, Ryan A. Daniels, Steven L. Vancleave.

    The following passed the road test and received an intermediate license Oct. 25, 26, Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2010:

  • Public record: Divorces

    Steven Robert Eggleston, 32; Rita Jannell Mills, 30, divorce final Oct. 12.

    Joseph Scott Grant, 43; Melynda McLandsborough, 39, divorce final Oct. 20 (maiden name restored).

    Robert Willard Freeman, 82; Barbara Ann McCubbins, 70; divorce final Oct. 20.

    Samuel Kevin Gerage, 47; Leah Marie Leake, 47, divorce final Oct. 20.

    Samuel S. Sztanya, 42; Teresa J. Sztanya, 45, divorce final Oct. 20.

    David L. Grier, 37; Shannon C. Grier, 30, divorce final Oct. 20 (maiden name restored).

  • Public record: Citations

    Due to state guidelines, computer records no longer list dates of birth or addresses. In order to identify individuals, The Kentucky Standard will list the year of birth following the name.

    John R. Tennill, 1991, reckless driving, $233.

    Peggy S. Greenwell, 1975, giving officer false name or address, $153 plus 10 days.

    Brandon J. Dellinger, theft by failure to make required disposition, $183 plus 30 days/30 days suspended.

    Randy Nix, 1979, disorderly conduct, $428/$200 suspended.

  • Public record: Property transfers

    Anthony and Judy Mattingly, Bardstown, to Steve and Patricia J. Mattingly, New Haven, real estate in Nelson County, $85,000.

    Mary Alice Curtsinger, Bardstown, to Delmar and Patricia Wash, Elizabethtown, real estate in Nelson County, $53,000.

    Quitclaim-Mary M. Rogers to Mary M. and Joseph R. Rogers, Cox’s Creek, real estate in Nelson County, $1.

    Quitclaim-Jennifer Lynn Blair to Derrick Lynn Blair, Bloomfield, real estate in Nelson County.

  • Public record: Zoning compliance

    The Joint City-County Planning Commission has issued the following zoning compliance permits:

    Week of Nov. 8 2010:

    Keith Willett, 5431 New Haven Road, New Haven, accessory.

    Lee Hall, 2297 Lutheran Church Road, accessory.

    Billy Wimsett, 103 Delaware Court, single family.

    David Greenwell, 395 Wilkerson Road, Bloomfield, agricultural structure.

    TCO Construction, LLC, 112 Chattanooga Drive, Cox’s Creek, single family.

    TCO Construction, LLC, 191 Peabody Loop, Cox’s Creek, single family.

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencings, Nov. 18, 2010

    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. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

  • Investigation into shooting convicts two on meth charges

    A shooting that occurred in June at a Nelson County residence near the Hardin County line has resulted in the sentencing of two individuals to 20 years in jail for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Geri Ann Goodlett, 46, Bloomfield, and William Chad Jackson, 24, Bloomfield, pleaded guilty to the charges stemming from the incident and were sentenced Nov. 18. Commonwealth Attorney Terry Geoghegan said the lengthy prison sentences represent the state’s intention to crack down on meth offenders.  

  • Bardstown residents indicted for child abuse

    Two Bardstown residents are being accused of allegedly torturing and inflicting cruel punishment on a child 12 years old or younger.

    Qulandra J. Turner, 28, and Ronald Edward Bradley Jr., 30, were indicted Nov. 17 in Nelson Circuit Court on two counts of first-degree criminal abuse and two counts of complicity to the same. The indictment alleges the incidents occurred sometime between Sept. 15 and Sept. 28.