• Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from August

    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.

  • Lawsuit filed in May crash that killed three

    Legal action has been filed against the truck driver involved in a May fatal collision that claimed three lives, as well as the driver’s employer and an insurance company.

    According to a civil complaint filed in Nelson Circuit Court Tuesday, the victims’ family is suing Richie B. Warren, Alford Hawkins Morris and Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company to recover compensatory and punitive damages.

  • Public Record-Divorces-Aug. 11, 2017

    Shannon Renee Hayden, 41, Jerry Allen Reid, 42, divorce final July 6 (date of marriage May 11, 2001).

    Faruk Kreso, 37, Maja Nistovic, 34, divorce final July 10 (date of marriage April 27, 2002).

    Todd Eugene Beavers, 47, Jessica Aline Beavers, 40, divorce final July 19 (date of marriage May 30, 2014).

    James Michael Tinnell, 29, Summer Dawn Ruley, 34, divorce final July 19 (date of marriage Jan. 29, 2012).

    Lucretia Lasage Williams, 37, Anthony Lee Hocker, 39, divorce final July 19 (date of marriage Nov. 23, 2002).

  • Public Record-Drivers licenses-Aug. 11, 2017

    The following received a driver’s license in July 2017: Brett Blicharz, Madeline Scordy, Dustin Price, Michael Riley, Alexis Coulter, Elijah Rosenbaum, Kyle Adams, Amanda Brock, Tyler Mudd, Taylor Skrine, Alison Akridge, Patrick Skees, Brian Cox, Savannah Jackson, Madeline Martin, Joan Morales, Andrew Hernandez, Nianna Aydelott, Jacob Payne, Abigail Bendock, Grace Ulrich, Skyla Cochran, Kailey Keith, Brent Hardin, Grace James, Sierra Boone, Wesley Thompson, Sydney Disponett.

  • Public Record-Citations-Aug. 11, 2017

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

    Lawrence Benham, 1979, no seat belt, $25, 2/14/17.

    Laura L. Palmatier, 1984, no seat belt, $25, 2/21/17.

    Bradley T. Woods, 1984, speeding, $171, 2/23/17.

    Darby Vaughn, 1973, speeding, $143 plus state traffic school, 2/9/17.

    Ricky Patton, 1986, no seat belt, $25, 2/17/17.

    Robbin Summey, 1961, no seat belt, $25, 2/14/17.

    David J. Thurman, 1979, speeding, $203, 2/22/17.

    Jordan Bowen, 1989, no seat belt, $25, 3/3/17.

  • Public Record-Property transfers-Aug. 11, 2017


    Bethany Crask to Jimmie Crask, both of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $73,092.97.

    Gregory Mabrey, trustee, of Cox’s Creek, to Gregory Mabrey, real estate in Nelson County, $1.

    Shanna and Theodore to Hope Pierce and Michael Schladand and Rachael Tolliver, all of Bloomfield, Lot 63 Blazer Heights Subdivision, Phase V, $132,500.

    Justin Cecil, of Bloomfield, to Robert and Shelbie Keaton, of Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $63,709.

  • 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.