• Divorces: March 27, 2015

    William Derek Leslie, 27, Linda Rankin, divorce final Feb. 18 (date of marriage Dec. 31, 2009).

    Paul Allen Reid, 30, Theresa D. Reid, 35, divorce final Feb. 18 (date of marriage Jan. 31, 1996).

    James Patrick Durbin Sr., 47, Cheryl Lynn Seward, 46, divorce final Feb. 9 (date of marriage May 2, 2003).

    David Alan Lee, 44, Kristy Gail Braun, 36, divorce final Feb. 6 (date of marriage Oct. 22, 2011) maiden name restored.

    Kevin Lee Montgomery, 39, Chasity Lynn Casey, 34, divorce final Feb. 2 (date of marriage Dec. 2, 2000).

  • Property Transfers: March 27, 2015

    Quitclaim-Shauna and Brian Sorrell, co-executors, of Bardstown, to Louis Jr. and Eva Leachman, of New Haven, real estate in Nelson County, $900.

    Quitclaim-Shauna and Brian Sorrell, co-executors, of Bardstown, to Shawn and Brian Lucas, of New Haven, real estate in Nelson County, $900.

    Paul and Barbara Gritton and Roger Gritton, of Bardstown, to Michael Scrogham, of Bardstown, Lots 33 and 34 Kurtz Addition No. 3, $50,000.

    James and Jamie Mattingly, of Balltown, to Charles III and Margaret Smith, of Bardstown, Lot 44 Beech Fork Estates, $210,000.

  • Zoning Compliance: March 27, 2015

    Zoning permits for the week of

    March 9

    Leon Bray, 3033 Old Nazareth Road, 27’ round above ground pool with deck.

    Marie Barnes, 3607 Donna Way, remodel kitchen.

    Ryan and Amy Vittitow, Bellwood Road (Ky. 733), demolish existing single-family dwelling and four sheds.

    Charles Jemley, 117 West Broadway, interior remodel (renovation of kitchen and bathrooms, paint and hardwood flooring).

    JTD Holdings, 111 East John Fitch Ave., 5’6” fence.

  • Prisoner agrees to 13-year sentence after thwarted parkway escape

    The prisoner whose potential escape was thwarted by a Good Samaritan on the Bluegrass Parkway last year has agreed to spend the next 13 years in prison.

    James Gillespie, 18, of Mount Eden, accepted a plea deal with prosecutors in Nelson Circuit Court earlier this month, pleading guilty to several felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the event last year.

  • Circuit Court sentencings from Feb. 19

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on Feb. 19. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • March 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 March 19.

  • Bardstown man indicted for sexually abusing juvenile

    A Nelson County grand jury indicted a Bardstown man Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused a juvenile for several years.

    The five-page indictment against James-Arnold Thomas Karr, 36, was released Wednesday afternoon. The document detailed the 20 felony counts the Bardstown resident is facing, including rape, sodomy, incest, sexual abuse and use of a minor in a sexual performance.

    The abuse allegedly occurred over a period of six years.

  • Man sentenced to eight years for drug charges

    A judge formally sentenced a New Haven man to eight years in prison last month after police said that he was growing marijuana plants and manufacturing methamphetamine.

    William L. Davis, 39, was sentenced to five years in prison for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, five years for complicity to cultivation of marijuana five or more plants, three years for complicity to possession of a controlled substance, five years for tampering with physical evidence and 12 months in jail for complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Bardstown man gets one year for 385 plants, 12 lbs. of pot

    A Bardstown man who was caught with almost 400 cannabis plants in his cellar and 12 pounds of pot in his freezer avoided up to 20 years in jail when a Nelson County jury found him guilty of three counts of misdemeanor possession Tuesday.

    Mark A. Lundy, 35, was sentenced to 12 months in jail after a jury of eight men and four women decided that he was guilty of three counts of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia following a two-day jury trial.

  • Man agrees to 20-year prison sentence

    A Bardstown man has agreed to serve 20 years in prison instead of facing a jury trial for sexually abusing an underage girl.

    Trevor MacKenzie Walls, 24, of Bardstown, entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors Thursday in which he pleaded guilty to felony first-degree sodomy and felony incest.

    Prosecutors are recommending Walls serve 20 years in prison and are opposing probation.

    Walls would be eligible to go before a parole board after serving 85 percent of his sentence.

    Walls would also have to register as a sex offender.