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Courts

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencing: May 25, 2011

  • Woman sentenced in Nigerian scam

    After a year’s involvement in Nigerian e-mail scams that channeled more than $16,000 overseas in a one-month period, a Bardstown woman maintains her innocence in her role as “middle man.”

    Rosie M. Powers, 59, was granted a two-year, unsupervised pretrial diversion for theft by deception over $500 in Nelson Circuit Court May 19 after entering an Alford plea of guilty. An Alford plea maintains the defendant’s innocence while admitting there may be enough evidence to convict her.

  • 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 June 2.

     

  • New Haven man faces 244 counts of sexual abuse of a child

    JEFF MORELAND

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    SPRINGFIELD — A New Haven man faces 244 counts of sex abuse in the first degree.

    Bobby L. Hudson, 66, of Fifty Street in New Haven, has been charged with 36 counts of sex abuse, first degree (Class C felony) for incidents that allegedly took place between 2002 and Feb. 23, 2005 in Washington County.

    According to the indictment, Hudson is charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 years old.

  • Lawsuit filed against Bardstown-based coal company

    A nonprofit environmental group sued Bardstown-based Nally & Hamilton Enterprises Inc. in federal court Tuesday for violations it claims the coal company committed against the federal Clean Water Act.

    Appalachian Voices, with which Waterkeeper Alliance Inc., Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Inc. and Kentucky Riverkeeper Inc. are affiliated, alleges that Nally & Hamilton, which operates coal mines in Eastern Kentucky, sent false and incomplete data on the required Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) to the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources.

  • Public Record: Divorces

    Bobby Alan Perdue Jr., 43; Robin Danielle Cull, 37, divorce final April 20.

    Donald Eric Parkerson, 39; Allison Marie Wheatley, 34, divorce final April 6 (maiden name restored).

    Aaron Arthur Crow, 28; Amy Lynn Ruppe, 29, divorce final April 6.

    Richard O. Brown, 37; Melinda D. Brown, 39, divorce final April 6.

    Joseph Christian Kendall, 34; Jene Newton, 30, divorce final April 6.

    David Lloyd Mangum, 36; Melissa Lee Mangum, 34, divorce final April 8.

  • Public Record: Citations

    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.

    Hannah L. Cook, 1981, speed, $143 plus state traffic school.

    Dena M. Beckley, 1989, no insurance, $643.

    Leonard F. Campbell Jr., 1979, speed, $143 plus state traffic school.

    Brandon A. Johnson, 1990, no seat belt, $25.

  • 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 May 19.

  • Louisville man indicted in Nelson County for rape

    A Louisville man has been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury for rape.

    Bryan Anthony Branham, 28, was indicted for first-degree rape and first-degree persistent felony offender. On or about March 13, Branham allegedly forced sexual intercourse on another person in Nelson County.

    Branham was previously convicted of second-degree robbery, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and other offenses. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions. He is set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court May 5.