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Courts

  • 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.

  • Former Bardstown mayor subject of grand jury inquiry

    Former Bardstown Mayor John Royalty is the subject of a grand jury probe, recent court filings and a hearing on Wednesday confirmed.

    Royalty’s attorney, Jason Floyd, is seeking to quash a subpoena a Nelson County grand jury issued to a woman who is in a “serious personal relationship” with the former mayor and also is an employee at Floyd’s law firm, Hubbard, Hubbard & Floyd.

  • Public Record-Zoning permits-June 30, 2017

    Zoning permits for June 1-9

    Heaven Hill, 1311 Gilkey Run Road, 40’ x 60’ temporary tent.

    Chris and Heather Nault, 3140 Yorkshire Drive, 24’ x 36’ attached garage.

    Michael and Hannah Downs, Irish Ridge Road conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    Brad Hurst (JBH Properties), Natalie’s Way, Conventional detached single-family dwelling.

    Tim and Kristie Fisher, Riverbrooke Drive, conventional detached single-family dwelling.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments for June

    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 were set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court June 22.

  • Bardstown man indicted on rape charge

    A 28-year-old Bardstown man faces rape and unlawful transaction charges stemming from an alleged incident on May 30 in Nelson County.

    Matthew Turner was indicted Wednesday on a felony charge of first-degree rape and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the indictment, Turner is accused of using “forcible compulsion” against another person, though the age of the victim is not listed. Turner is also accused of knowingly giving an alcoholic or malt beverage to a minor.