• Public Record-Zoning permits-July 28, 2017

    Zoning permits for July 8-July 21

    Till Ballard, 104 Southfork Tail, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    Alec and Chelsey Medley, Shumate Lane, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    Charles and Amanda Medley, 459 Ed Pile Road, 12’ x 12’ storage shed.

    Pedro and Gloria Lamboy, 205 River Crest Drive, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    Mike and Christy Mingus, 280 Cripple Creek Road, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

  • Prosecutor: This was a set-up

    Special Prosecutor Jeffrey Prather told a Nelson County jury Tuesday that the death of Rasheed Wickliffe in Bloomfield on Dec. 1, 2015, was not an accident and was not a “drug deal gone bad.”

    “This was a set-up,” Prather said in his opening statements in the murder trial of Alexander Cole Roberts.

    Prather said prosecutors would present evidence that Roberts intended to rob Wickliffe and that he had referenced using violence against his mark.

  • Search for impartial jurors consumes first day of murder trial

    There is no disputing that Alexander Cole Roberts killed Rasheed Wickliffe in Bloomfield on Dec. 1, 2015, in what police have described as a drug deal gone bad.

    The question is whether it was justified, at least in Roberts’ own mind, his defense attorney told jurors before opening arguments had even begun.

  • Murder trial with troubled past set to begin Monday

    It has been more than 20 months since Rasheed Wickliffe was killed in Bloomfield on Dec. 1, 2015, but the murder trial of his accused killer, which has been marked by a series of setbacks and complications, is set to begin next week.

    Jury selection begins Monday morning in the trial of Alexander Roberts.

    The case has progressed as far as jury selection one time before, but a mistrial was declared in November after Roberts was led into the courtroom while shackled in front of a jury.

  • Murder case certified as death-penalty eligible

    Four people who stand accused of killing a Bardstown teenager during a May robbery could face the death penalty after filings last week in Nelson Circuit Court.

    Prosecutors certified the murder and robbery charges as capital offenses that carry the potential for severe sentences, including imprisonment for 20-50 years, life, life without parole for 25 years, imprisonment for life without parole, or the death penalty.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from June 21

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court July 6.

  • Judge won’t transfer Royalty’s appeal

    Nelson Circuit Judge John David Seay has denied the Bardstown City Council’s request to transfer former Mayor John Royalty’s appeal of his dismissal to the circuit’s other judge, Charles Simms.

    In his oral ruling June 24, Seay said it is a longstanding practice not to transfer a case unless a judge must recuse himself, and in this case, there is no need for recusal.

  • Public Record-Drivers licenses-june 30, 2017

    The following received a driver’s license in May 2017: Andrea Hayden, Thomas Walton, Logan Green, Clayton Bowling, Joseph Gilkey, Cameron Jackson, Benjamin Mackin, Caroline Brangers, Daniel Nalley, Steven Perry, Benjamin Carter, Daniel Brown, Robert Smith, Thomas Bischoff, Rebecca Bonzo, Janet Newton, Christopher Gephart, Clayton Lyons, Gabrielle Shepherd, Shelby Sneed, Mya Graves, Austin Barley, Samantha Hillard, Nina Grant, Louis Thompson III, Anne Talbert, Cameron Allen, Savannah Cooper-Reynolds, Levi Hagan.

  • Public Record-Citations-June 30, 2017

    Krista A. Smithson, 1995, speeding, $193, 2/08/17.

    James G. Yocum, 1960, failure to maintain insurance, $393, 3/03/17.

    Richard T. Bryant, 1965, possession of open alcohol beverage container, DUI, $768, 3/29/17.

    Stephen T. Stillwell, 1978, DUI, $718 plus alcohol and drug education, 3/01/17.

    Philip P. Spalding, 1988, disregarding stop sign, DUI, $743 plus 4 days, alcohol and drug education, 3/21/17.

    Jamie Reynolds, 1985, license to be in possession, $168, 2/03/17.

    Sabrina D. Johnson, 1985, speeding, $243, 2/22/17.

  • Public Record-Property transfers-June 30, 2017

    Kenneth Welch, of Bardstown, to Bart Pickett, of Fisherville, real estate in Nelson County, $211,500.

    Francisco Rodriguez and Graciela Pena to Similiano Rodriguez and Patricia Barajas, all of Bloomfield, real estate in Nelson County, $28,000.

    Gayle Crawford to Stephen and Jeanine Ewing, all of Bardstown, Lot 125 Maywood Subdivision, Phase VIII, $40,000.

    Master Commissioner’s Deed -Mid South Capital Partners LP vs. Big Four Fertilizer & Chemical Company, et al, real estate in Nelson County, $20,000.