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Courts

  • Royalty reaches deal with prosecutors

    Former Bardstown Mayor John Royalty reached a potential agreement with prosecutors Friday that included that he not run for public office again for five years and he drop his lawsuit against the city.

    In exchange, the commonwealth’s attorney would defer prosecuting him on a felony perjury indictment and other misdemeanors related to his time in office. The city also agreed to drop its suit against the former mayor.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from June

    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 trial.

    Shannon Davis, 44, of Bardstown, was sentenced to two years in prison for two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and 12 months in jail for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentences shall be served concurrently and concurrently with another court case. Davis was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including no new offenses.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments from June 20

     Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

     

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for July 5.

  • Man pleads guilty to nuns’ murders

    A Mississippi man recently pleaded guilty to the murder of two nuns in 2016, one of whom was a part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

    Rodney Earl Sanders admitted to the murder and burglary of both Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both Roman Catholic nurse practitioners who were living together in Mississippi at the time, according to the Associated Press. Merrill was a part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Merrill was a part of the School Sisters of St. Francis.

  • ICE seizes longtime resident

    A Bardstown resident who has been living in the United States for nearly 20 years has been seized by immigration authorities and is being held at a lockup in Boone County pending his deportation to Mexico.

    Maximiliano Roblero, who will be 35 next month, was picked up on June 20 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who were looking for another man, named Carlos.

    Roblero’s wife, Engracia Perez, said the men came to their home on Allison Avenue, and when her husband opened the door, the men said, “We’re looking for Carlos.”

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments from June 6

    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 and had arraignments set for June 21.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from late May

    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 trial.

  • Nelson County grand jury indictments from May 16

    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 and had arraignments set for June 7.

  • Public Record-Divorces- June 15, 2018

    Lonnie Beavers, 40, Amy Auberry, 32, divorce final May 2 (date of marriage 4/6/06).

    William Thompson, 42, Jaclyn Jones, 39, divorce final May 2 (date of marriage 10/28/10).

    Thomas Dekle II, 62, Christina Endris, 61, divorce final May 4 (date of marriage 9/22/84).

    James Mattingly, 41, Sonia Hatchell, 42, divorce final May 10 (6/4/16).

    Loren Pennington, 24, Devin Greenwell, 24, divorce final May 16 (date of marriage 8/8/15).

    Douglas Boblitt, 33, Mary Mattingly, 31, divorce final May 16 (date of marriage 6/18/16).

  • Public Record-Citations- June 15, 2018

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

    Brian Spalding, 1990, expired registration plates, $168 (3/6/18).

    Leroy Willett, 1990, fleeing or evading police, $163 plus 30 days (3/6/18).

    Jesse Nethery, 1991, assault fourth degree, $193 plus 365 days/365 days suspended (3/6/18).

    Christopher Wilburn, 1996, shoplifting, possession of marijuana, $263 plus 100 days/100 days suspended (3/13/18).

    Nicholas Belliveau, 1987, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, $263 plus 10 days (3/6/18).