• Judge reinstates Anatok restraining order

    Anatok got a little longer lease on life Tuesday after a ruling in Nelson Circuit Court.

    Nelson Circuit Court Judge John David Seay issued an order Tuesday preventing the demolition of Anatok until the case can be further reviewed on Nov. 6, reinstating a previous restraining order halting the deconstruction of the pre-Civil War mansion.

  • State AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to review Nelson County case

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is maintaining a Nelson County highschooler did not need to be advised of his right to remain silent before he was charged with a felony at school, contrary to a recent ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear the case that originated in Nelson County and revolves around whether a student is “in custody” when questioned by school officials in the presence of law enforcement when criminal charges could result.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings: July 18

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on July 18. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.


    • Ronnie Wayne Daniels Jr., 26, of Bardstown, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine first offense and 12 months in jail for complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. His motion for probation was denied. On Feb. 27 Daniels cooked methamphetamine in his home when children were present.

  • Jail logs July 23-25

    Editor’s note: The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the Nelson County Jail. These are only a record of arrests. All individuals arrested are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.  The Kentucky Standard believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail.


    July 23-24

  • Attempted murder charges detailed at hearing

    Details as to why a Cox’s Creek woman allegedly stabbed a man in the back of the head and shoulder emerged during a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon. 

    Mary Masden, 50, appeared before District Judge John S. “Jack” Kelley Tuesday with her public defender, Jennifer Lo, and Kelley determined there is probable cause for the case to move forward to a grand jury.

  • Nelson County Grand Jury 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 on August 8.


  • Woman accused of attempted murder arraigned

    A woman accused of stabbing a man in the back of the head was arraigned in Nelson District Court Friday.

    Mary Masden, 50, of Cox’s Creek, appeared before Judge John S. “Jack” Kelley V for video arraignment from the Nelson County Jail, where she is being held on one count of attempted murder.

    Kelley entered a not-guilty plea on Masden’s behalf. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings

    The following people were sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court on July 5. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

    • Martin Rashaud Barber, 23, of Bardstown, was sentenced to three years in prison for extreme emotional disturbance. His motion for probation was denied. On Nov. 25 2012, Barber, Darrian Ellery and Deandre Douglas assaulted Joseph Hagan by hitting and kicking him in the Huddle House parking lot.

  • Phasing out

    A program aimed at relieving backlogged court dockets throughout the state is being phased out.

    Created by the 2000 Kentucky General Assembly, the senior judge program sends judges to different courts throughout Kentucky when they are needed. With budget constraints, legislators thought the program could address backlogged court dockets without hiring new judges.

    All senior judges are anticipated to complete their terms by the end of 2014, according to Leigh Anne Hiatt, public information officer for the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Public Record-July 19, 2013-Transfers

    MidFirst Bank to Linda Carol Newton, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $38,000.
    John and Amy Cottrell, of Shepherdsville, to Jayden’s Ranch LLC, of Shepherdsville, real estate in Nelson County, $1.
    Elija Eric Reed to Elijah Eric Reed, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County.
    Rodney Proctor, of Chaplin, to Joe Chapman Jr., of Bloomfield, real estate in Nelson County, $137,000.
    Chad Riggs Construction Inc., of Bardstown, to Jessica Raikes, of Bardstown, Lot 34 Parkway Village, Phase II, $115,000.