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Courts

  • Judge recuses self from Roby lawsuit

    The judge presiding over the wrongful termination and defamation case filed by a former Bardstown cop against the city recused himself Wednesday and then offered to testify.

    Nelson Circuit Judge Charles Simms stepped aside after attorneys defending the city argued he should because of past discussions the judge had with police leadership where the judge aired his concern about the actions of a former police officer.

  • Woman involved in infant death faces more charges

    The mother of a baby boy who drowned in a bathtub last summer was indicted Wednesday on additional drug charges.

    In March, Stejeta Williams, 39, of Bardstown, was indicted on a reckless homicide charge for the death of the 7-month-old, as well as charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana and methamphetamine. On Wednesday, an amended indictment was issued to add a charge of first-degree persistent felony offender, with bail remaining at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Man indicted on 71 counts of theft from Armag

    A Nelson County grand jury amended an indictment Wednesday against a Bardstown man to include 71 counts of theft from his former employer.

    Joshua Price, 38, was indicted on 69 separate charges of complicity to theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 and two counts of complicity to theft by unlawful taking under $1 million for allegedly stealing metal and then selling it to a scrap yard to pay for his gambling losses.

    The indictments state the alleged crimes happened between 2013 and May 2016.

  • Witnesses prove tension around deal that turned deadly

    Prosecutors wrapped up their arguments in the murder case against Alexander Roberts late Wednesday, following two days of testimony by nearly a dozen witnesses that included Nelson County Sheriff’s detectives, forensic specialists and teens who knew both the accused and the victim.

    The defense called more witnesses, including Roberts, Thursday morning before the jury adjourned to deliberate on whether Roberts committed murder when he stabbed Rasheed Wickliffe in the neck on Dec. 1, 2015.

    The arguments wrapped up just after 11 a.m. Thursday.

  • Public Record-Divorces-July 28, 2017

    Helen Renee Phillips, 55, Ronald Lee Turner, 53, divorce final June 7 (date of marriage 9/1/84).

    Nellie Rebecca Beavers, 31, Shawn Allen Vance, 34, divorce final June 7 (date of marriage 4/21/12).

    Ila Marie Hays, 42, Chae Lamar Jackson, 42, divorce final June 7 (date of marriage 12/12/93).

    Karen Lynn Livers, 48, Lonnie Dale Davis, 50, divorce final June 7 (date of marriage 4/6/02).

    Brandon Wayne Williams, 33; Brittney Dawn Pike, 38, divorce final June 7 (date of marriage 7/14/12).

  • Public Record-marriages-July 28, 2017

    Richard Allen Miller, 47, Bardstown, security guard; Kristian Nichole Marie Livers, 20, Bardstown, unemployed.

    Alex Jones, 22, Manchester, England, chemistry technician; Leigh Anna Voigt, 26, Bardstown, librarian/student.

    Tiffany Brooke Buckman, 33, Bardstown, lab technician; Joseph Sherrill Lyvers, 27, Bardstown, laborer.

    Matthew Joshua Morris, 31, Bardstown, supervisor, Wild Turkey Distillery; Andrea Faith Wallace, 28, Bardstown, pharmacy engagement coordinator.

  • Public Record-Citations-July 28, 2017

    Paula Dunn, 1977, alcohol intoxication in a public place, time served, 3/28/17.

    Bobby Cornish, 1989, public intoxication controlled substances, $213, 3/29/17.

    Evan J. Lyons, 1994, public intoxication controlled substances, $163, 4/18/17.

    William F. Bowman, 1994, two counts creel and size limits for fish, $213, 3/28/17.

    Daniel Higdon, 1977, resident fishing without a license/permit, $193, 3/20/17.

  • Public Record-Property transfers-July 28, 2017

    Quitclaim-Heather Logsdon to Heather Logsdon and Matt Beuhler, both of Bardstown, Lot 4 Valley View Estates, Phase I, $232.

    Chuck Reid Construction LLC to Steven Convery, both of Bardstown, Lot 106 Ashbrooke Meadows Subdivision, Phase 6, $186,400.

    Kyler Wright, of Clearfield, to Jeffrey Decker, of Bardstown, Lot 8 Creek Chase Subdivision, $130,000.

    Culpeper VII LLC, of Bardstown, to Shiv Shankar LLC, of Mount Washington, Lot 1 Old Ben Acres, Phase 1, $670,000.

  • 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.