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Courts

  • 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).

  • Public Record-Zoning permits-Oct. 20, 2017

    Zoning permits for Sept. 23 through Oct. 17

    Wayne Nalley, 2394 Hobbs Lane, 8’x12’ half underground storm shelter.

    BW Construction, 105 Lorenza Circle, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    John Pierce, 202 Taylorsville Road, 10’x12’ storage shed.

    Guy Newton, 9701 New Haven Road, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    Stephen Morgan, 1005 Stonefield Way, 30’x30’ addition onto rear of existing garage with a 12’ x 30’ open lean-to off the side per site plan.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Sept. 7

    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.

    Marion L. Willis II, 35, of New Albany, Ind., was sentenced to five years in prison for flagrant non-support.Willis was conditionally discharged for a period of five years or until arrears paid, whichever is later. From Dec. 8, 2008, through April 30, 2016, Willis failed to provide support, resulting in an arrearage of $51,420.08.