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Courts

  • St. Clair gets death penalty

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — After listening to Michael Dale St. Clair go through several motions on Wednesday, special Circuit Judge Geoffrey Morris did something he thought might pose him some problems from the bench.

    Morris affirmed the jury’s recommendation to sentence St. Clair to death for the 1991 murder of Frank Brady of Bardstown.

  • Public Record: Citations - Nov. 11, 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.

    Forrest R. Fuller, 1991, DUI, 48 hours, alcohol and drug education.

    Charles Thompson III, 1987, speed, $143 plus state traffic school.

    William D. Wilcox Jr., 1988, speed, $143 plus state traffic school.

    Jordan T. Thomas, 1994, speed, $143 plus state traffic school.

    Jason L. Edlin, 1979, no seat belt, $25.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings: Nov. 9, 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.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse of customer faces more charges

    A man who was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting a woman at Speedy Mart has been indicted for that incident and one other alleged sexual assault.

    Chandulal Mohanlal Patel, 64, Bardstown, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday.

  • Man charged with 22 counts of underage porn possession

    A Bardstown man indicted in August for possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor has been indicted for 22 additional counts of the crime.

    Harry S. Houck II, 25, was indicted in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday for crimes allegedly committed sometime between June 18, 2010, and June 13, 2011.

    Houck was arrested June 13 after an investigation headed by Jason Woodson, police reported at the time. The arrest was a product of the department’s new cyber crimes unit.

  • 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 Nov. 17.

  • Local coal mining company blamed for flooding, wrongful death

    A local company is being blamed for a June 20 flood that killed a man in Knox County.

    A lawsuit filed at the Knox Circuit Court Oct. 4 claims Nally and Hamilton Enterprises Inc., either caused and/or exacerbated conditions that caused severe flooding that killed Donald Joe Pate, 55, June 20 and damaged the property of more than 70 Knox County residents.

  • 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.

  • Jury deliberations could begin Friday in murder case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Michael St. Clair admitted on Thursday that he was a drug dealer in Oklahoma, paid off jail deputies to allow him to escape in 1991 and did accompany Dennis Reese to Kentucky in October 1991.

    But he said he was not guilty of killing an innocent man like Frank Brady on Oct. 6, 1991.

    These were just part of the revelations Thursday as a jury will soon decide St. Clair’s fate. A Bullitt Circuit Court jury panel is expected to hear closing arguments and then begin deliberations Friday morning in the resentencing hearing for St. Clair.

  • Public Record-Oct. 28, 2011-Marriages Licenses

    Stacie Janell Avery, 40, Bardstown, administrative asst.; Richard Brian Mattingly, 42, Bardstown, postmaster USPS.
    Kelly Ann Thomas, 43, Bardstown, student; Thomas Allen Pedrick, 46, Bardstown, student.
    Elizabeth Jo Jeffiers, 27, Boston, unemployed; Oscar McKinney, 33, Bardstown, laborer.
    Rebekah Anne Stearns, 23, Bardstown, student; James William Edward Wilks, 24, Westerly, RI, military.
    Arlyn Sibarre Dulojan, 36, Bardstown, unemployed; Raymond Edward Reed, 63, retired.