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Circuit Court Action for May 9

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It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Circuit Court Action" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly's April 22 docket:

• Jimmy N. Karnes, 68, of 1599 N. Garnett Road in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, second or subsequent offense, with aggravating circumstances, prosecutor recommends three years' probation, formal sentencing set for June 4; pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance not in its proper container, possession of drug supplies, possession of marijuana and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, sentenced to two years' probation; pleasded guilty to DUI, second offense, with aggravating circumstances, sentenced to serve 30 days in jail and pay $500 fine.

• Tracy A. Lewis, 45, of 132 Colony Drive in Columbia, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, amended down from second-degree burglary, sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $650 in restitution.

• Patricia Montgomery, 27, of 2051 Hatcher Road in Campbellsville, sentenced to five years' probation on charge of first-degree selling 10 dosage units of a controlled substance pleaded guilty to in February, ordered to pay $850 in restitution.

• Clement Wayne Ritchie, 33, of 104 Ridgecrest Drive in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, prosecutor recommends two years' probation, formal sentencing set for June 4; pleaded guilty to possession of drug supplies and second-degree wanton endangerment, prosecutor recommends two years' probation, formal sentencing set for June 4.

• Ben Sallee, 20, of 520 Meader St. in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $500, second-degree burglary and selling a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, prosecutor recommends five years' probation and orders to serve 180 days in jail as alternative sentence and pay $90 in restitution to Kentucky State Police, formal sentencing set for June 4; charge of second-degree selling a controlled substance dismissed.