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Courts

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencings

    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. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

     

  • Nelson Circuit Court Indictments

    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 are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court March 17.

  • Public Record-March 4, 2011

    ZONING COMPLIANCE

    The Joint City-County Planning Commission has issued the following zoning compliance permits:

    Weeks of Feb. 7 and 14, 2011:

    Derek Hutchins, 3939 New Shepherdsville Road, commercial alteration.

    Holly Miles, 1711 Roberts Road, accessory.

    Johnathon Smallwood, 1120 Eddie Miles Road, New Haven, accessory.

    John Paslick, Highview Church Road, Bloomfield, single family.

    Fletcher Enterprises LLC, 139 Wildcat Lane, commercial structure.

  • Sentencing trial No. 3 set for Bardstown man’s killer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — The legal proceedings to hold the sentencing phase for a convicted killer will be held for a third time in Bullitt County.

    Michael St. Clair, who was convicted of the 1991 murder of Bardstown resident Francis Brady, will stand trial once again in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Beginning April 13, the jury members will not decide upon the guilt or innocence of St. Clair; they will look at what type of penalty the Oklahoma resident should serve.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments

    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 are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court March 17.

  • Bernheim deer’s move may impact pending lawsuit

    The last captive deer at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has been moved to a private wildlife sanctuary, officially ending the forest’s captive mammal program.

    Briana, an 18-year-old whitetail deer, was moved to Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary near Irvington Feb. 18, according to Bernheim Executive Director Dr. Mark K. Wourms.

    How the move will affect a lawsuit against Wourms involving the deer’s treatment while at Bernheim remains unclear.

  • Additional charges added to sodomy indictment

    An indictment for Donald Berry, 56, Bardstown, was amended Feb. 16 in Nelson County Court. Berry was charged with 12 additional counts of third-degree sodomy, a class D felony.

    Berry was indicted on one count of sodomy May 5, 2010. The 12 counts were added to the original indictment. A pretrial date has been set for May 26  with a jury trial scheduled for June 8. 

    Between March 9, 2005, and March 9, 2007, Berry allegedly engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with another person less than 16 years old.

  • Appeal denied for 2003 attempted murder conviction

    Nelson County Circuit Court has denied two motions of appeal from Kelly Wayne Greenwell, who was sentenced in 2007 to 40 years in prison for first-degree robbery and the attempted murder of Marion Willett.

    Greenwell’s case involved an incident on June 5, 2003, when he shot Willett twice in an attempt to steal her car.

  • Six Bethlehem students to be charged for criminal mischief

    Six Bethlehem High School students will be charged with five counts each of class D felony criminal mischief and eight counts each of class B third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief in Nelson County court.

    The students, all male, are between the ages of 15 and 17 and will likely be charged as juveniles, according to Bardstown Police Det. Lynn Davis.

    The students admitted to several acts of vandalism causing $9,183 worth of damage around Bardstown in interviews with police, Davis said.

  • New Hope man faces multiple sex crime charges

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

     

    Pascal “Pat” Jones, 50, of 130 Willow Spring Road in New Hope was indicted in Marion Circuit Court last week for first-degree rape (three counts), first-degree sodomy (three counts), first-degree sex abuse (43 counts), first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under 16 (21 counts), unlawful transaction with a minor under 18 (40 counts), and intimidating a witness in a legal process (two counts).