• Couple indicted on several drug, firearm charges

    A couple arrested last month after a drug bust in Botland were indicted Wednesday on more than 30 drug possession and trafficking charges and firearm charges.

    A Nelson County Grand Jury indicted Shannon Marie Kays, 35, and Jesse Layne French, 26, both of whom live on Springfield Road, on several misdemeanor and felony charges after hearing testimony from Detective McKenzie Mattingly, a Bardstown Police officer assigned to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

  • Mother and son indicted on stolen property and drug charges

    A mother and son were indicted Wednesday, less than a month after police found them in possession of a stolen firearm, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Indictments against Quacy Sheckles, 20, and his mother Dana Linton, 44, were released Wednesday afternoon, detailing the charges filed against them.

    A second indictment for first-degree burglary was also handed down against Sheckles.

  • Law enforcement officers honored for impaired driving enforcement

    Recently local law enforcement officers Jeremy Cauley and Jamie Ferrie were two of 193 honored in Lexington for impaired driving enforcement.

    The 2014 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony recognized officers with the most impaired driving arrests in each agency and division across the state.

    The officers were commended for their efforts to keep Kentucky roadways safe.

  • Driver's Licenses: Jan. 2, 2015

    The following received a driver’s license in December 2014: Kelsi Hagan, Madeline Rodriguez, Steven Roby, Michael Miller, Lakin Walls, Brandon Do, Jesse West-Wilson, Mary Jane Armstrong.

  • Citations: Jan. 2, 2015

    Brittany Hursh, 1986, no/expired registration plates, $168.

    Christi Roberson, 1978, no seat belt, $25.

    Candis Jacobs, 1992, no/expired registration plates, no insurance, $1,193.

    Michael Hill, 1972, no seat belt, no insurance, $668.

    John Culver, 1997, no seat belt, $25.

    Stacie Brown, 1967, improper equipment, $193.

    Gary Hamilton, 1991, speed, $143 plus state traffic school.

    Jason Milby, 1970, speed, $163.

    Charles Martin, 1985, no seat belt, $25.

    Marion Durbin, 1934, no seat belt, $25.

  • Transfers: Jan. 2, 2015

    Quitclaim-Scott Stewart, of Bloomfield, to Kelly Stewart, of Cox’s Creek, real estate in Nelson County. $1.

    Debbie Lyvers, of Bardstown, et al, to KAT Properties LLC, of Cox’s Creek, real estate in Nelson County, $78,500.

    Charles and Mary Puckett, of Magnolia, to John O’Bryan, of Glasgow, real estate in Nelson County, $12,000.

    Shirley Hardin to Naomi Newton, both of Bloomfield, real estate in Nelson County, $65,000.

  • Zoning Compliance: Jan. 2, 2015

    Zoning compliance permits for the week of Dec. 15

    Edward and Judy Spalding, 335 Spalding Lane, additions.

    Doug Hagan, 148 Perman Clark Road, accessory.

    David Hobbs, 3165 Poplar Flat Road (KY 605), single-family addition.

    Susan DeBell, 7640 Louisville Road (US31E), single-family addition.

    Lois M. Ballard, 609 Moore Street, accessory.

    Mitsuba, 901 Withrow Court, industrial addition.

    Zoning compliance permits for the week of Dec. 22

    JMD, Ltd, 102 Richmond Court, single-family dwelling.

  • Montgomery sentenced to 15 years in prison

    A man considered to be a widely-known drug dealer in the area will spend the next 15 years in prison.

    A judge formally sentenced Craig Yolando Montgomery to 15 years in prison Thursday in Nelson Circuit Court. Probation was denied.

    The Cox’s Creek resident will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence.

    Montgomery, 38, has to turn over his house, six cars, several guns and cash to police.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments: Dec. 21, 2014



    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 were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court Jan. 8.

  • Judge denies Hutchins plea for leniency, home incarceration

    A judge denied John Hutchins’ request to serve his 20-year prison sentence on home incarceration Wednesday, saying it was the largest theft case to come through the 10th Judicial Circuit in recent years.