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Courts

  • Watts wants to join lawsuit against drug companies

    At least 36 Kentucky counties have joined a lawsuit against drug companies for wrongful distribution of prescription opioids, and Judge-Executive Dean Watts says he will ask Nelson County Fiscal Court to join them.

    The civil suit seeks a legal settlement to recover financial losses Kentucky counties have incurred because of prescription opioid abuse.

    Watts said Nelson County has incurred the most cost through operation of its jail, but it also has cost the Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS and the courts money.

  • Judge denies bond reduction in Gribbins murder case

    A suspect facing a possible death sentence was denied a reduction in her $1 million bond Monday.

    Alexis Gribbins, 19, asked Nelson Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms to reduce her bond in a hearing Oct. 19. Simms ruled Monday that the $1 million was reasonable to assure her appearance in court, given the severity of the charges against her.

  • Poynter convicted of drug trafficking

    A jury on Wednesday convicted Charles Poynter, 34, of two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and recommended 15 years in prison.

    Poynter was on trial for selling about a quarter-gram of cocaine for $40 on two different occasions in July 2016 to a confidential informant working with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    One focus during the three-day trial was on the confidential informant who made the purchases, an admitted drug user.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Oct. 5

    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 Oct. 4

    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 Oct. 19.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Sept. 20

    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 Oct. 5.

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencings from Sept. 21

    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.

  • Public Record-Property transfers-Oct. 20, 2017

    July

    Scott Flaherty, of Louisville, to Joseph and Mary Goff, of Bardstown, Lot 189 Melody Lake Subdivision, $10,000.

    Rick and Joan Mattingly, of Versailles, to Sunflower Rentals LLC, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $42,500.

    Paul and Stormi Klutts to Kyle and Kerin Culver, all of Cox’s Creek, Lot 46 Royal Crest Estates, $355,000.

    Betty Crume and Doris Jenkins, co-executrices, of Louisville, to Charles and Mildred Humes, of Taylorsville, real estate in Nelson County, $90,000.

  • Public Record-Divorces-Oct. 20, 2017

    Cheryl Suzanne Donahue, 49, Arthur Eugene Spalding, 54, divorce final Sept. 5 (date of marriage Nov. 16, 2014).

    Harry Leo Smith, 64, Susan Clara Turner, 61, divorce final Sept. 5 (date of marriage Dec. 27, 1997).

    Constance R. Cecil, 46, Joseph W. Cecil, 45, divorce final Sept 6 (date of marriage July 27, 2013).

    Katherine Heavrin, 61, William Howard Haynes, 68, divorce final Sept. 6 (date of marriage Feb. 16, 2016).

    Karen Anderson Barton, 45, Robert Anderson Barton, 45, divorce final Sept. 6 (date of marriage Feb. 14, 2005).

  • Public Record-Citations-Oct. 20, 2017

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

    Linda Hornback, 1972, disorderly conduct, 30 days/30 days suspended (6/1/17).

    Julie Owens, 1983, theft by unlawful taking, $163 plus 180 days/180 days suspended (6/28/17).

    Stephanie Blanco, 1990, assault fourth degree, $163 plus 90 days/90 days suspended (6/28/17).

    Vickie McCauley, 1971, theft by unlawful taking, possession of marijuana, $263 plus 100 days/100 days suspended (6/28/17).