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Courts

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings: Sept. 14, 2011

    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.

  • Boston man accused of sexually abusing child

    A Boston man was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday.

    According to his indictment, Joshua M. Apted, 28, allegedly subjected a girl younger than 12 to sexual contact. Because she is younger than 12 she is incapable of consent, the indictment states.

    The alleged abuse occurred sometime between Jan. 1 and July 31, 2011, according to the indictment.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions. Apted’s arraignment is set for 1 p.m. Sept. 22.

  • Bardstown man indicted for three counts of sex abuse

    A Bardstown man has been indicted for assault and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    Dan Edward Atwell, 37, allegedly forced sexual contact on another person three times between Nov. 1, 2008, and June 1, 2011, according to an indictment in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday.

    Atwell was also charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly grabbing a woman around the neck and pushing her into a bedroom, bruising the area around her neck, on or about June 1.

  • 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 Sept. 22.

  • Public Record: Marriages- 9/1/2011

    Joey Lynn Wilson, 31, Bardstown, nursing; Johnny Allen Smith Jr., 34, Bardstown, unemployed.

    Maja Kreso, 29, Bardstown, judicial staff; Damir Saric, 37, Pittsburgh, vice president, sales.

    Bethany Leann Phillippi, 18, Cox’s Creek, student; Steven Lee Hahn, 22, Bardstown, manager.

    Christina Wallace Hadley Reyna, 24, Bardstown, teacher; Sean William Brittian, 23, Lawrenceburg, nurse’s aide.

    Lara Kaye Watson, 19, Boston, nurse; James Gregory Barber, 21, Cox’s Creek, general service.

  • Public Record: Citations- 9/1/2011

    Due to state guidelines, computer records no longer list dates of birth or addresses. In order to identify individuals, The Kentucky Standard will list the year of birth following the name.

    Karen D. Hicks, 1973, speed, $163.

    Richard E. Swindler, 60, speed, $143 plus state traffic school.

    Jami L. Chesser, 1986, disregarding traffic control device, $163.

    Lewis S. Payton, 1966, possession of open alcohol beverage container, $193.

    Edwin L. Taylor, 1975, no seat belt, $25.

    Michael J. Smith, 1979, no seat belt, $25.

  • Public Record: Property Transfers- 9/1/2011

    Drift LLC, Bardstown, to James S. Floyd, Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $149,000.

    Quitclaim-Paul Wayne Thompson, Campbellsville, to Mary Lynn Thompson, Loretto, real estate in Nelson County, $201.

    David B. and Karen L. Wible, Tuscon, Ariz., to David B. and Karen L. Wible, real estate in Nelson County, $1.

    David B. and Karen L. Wible, Tucson, Ariz., to Helen Thompson Halk, Bardstown, real estate in Nelson County, $109,683.20.

  • Public Record: Zoning Compliance

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

    Week of Aug. 15, 2011:

    Helen Stansbury, 305 South Center Avenue, accessory.

    Pen Bogert, 201 South First Street, alteration.

    Chad Mattingly, 3030 Poplar Flat Road, accessory.

    Anne Rossoll, 9580 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, accessory.

    Crown Castle/Dianne Gerhold, 720 South S. Gregory Church Road, Cox’s Creek, telecommunications facility alteration.

  • 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.

  • Another sentencing phase set for convicted killer

    TOM BARR

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

     

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — The new sentencing phase for Michael St. Clair will be held in Bullitt Circuit Court starting in mid-October.

    It would come nearly 20 years after the murder of Francis Brady, a Bardstown resident.

    The jury will not determine guilt or innocence for St. Clair, who was convicted in 1998 of the murder. The jury will decide for a third time the proper sentence to recommend for the man who remains in the state corrections system.