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Police and Fire

  • Training teaches officers to be ready at a moment’s notice

    Truth be told, I’ve never really held or shot a gun before.

    So coming into Monday’s Media Day at the Bardstown Police Department, I won’t lie, I was nervous. I was told I would be participating in a firearms training simulator, in which I would have to decide whether lethal or non-lethal force should be used in various scenarios, which were based on real-life situations.

  • Jail Logs: Jan. 28-29

    Cory S. Marshall, 29, four counts of contempt of court.

    Larry M. Rigdon, 43, contempt of court.

    Westley A. Mathis, 33, receiving stolen property, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Nichole L. Mathis, 29, receiving stolen property, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, third-degree criminal trespassing.

  • Jail Logs: Jan. 27-28

    Carl R. Blackburn, 30, flagrant non-support.

    Shane J. Hamilton, 35, probation violation.

    Jonathan S. Miller, 22, contempt of court, four counts of failure to appear.

  • An aging force

    You don’t find the time to be a volunteer firefighter. You make it. And New Haven’s volunteers have been making that time for much of their lives.

    The average age of a firefighter in Kentucky is about 30, with about seven years of service. The average age of a firefighter in New Haven is 51 and with an average of 30 years of service under his belt.

  • ‘You only need one person to tell the truth'

    This is the first story in a Kentucky Standard series about unsolved murder cases in Nelson County and exploring the experiences of the families involved as they search for justice.

    It’s been three years since Daniel Dale Cahoe was found murdered in a Spencer County barn, and family members say they’ll never stop searching for his killer.

    No arrests have been made since Daniel was killed in 2012, but family members are still hopeful someone will come forward.

  • Man killed Monday in collision on Ky. 245

    Louisville man was killed Monday morning after a two-vehicle collision on KY 245 near the Nelson and Bullitt County line.

    Local police, fire and EMS were dispatched to New Shepherdsville Road around 8 a.m. for a motor vehicle collision. As officials worked the scene of the accident, KY 245 was closed off for several hours, later opening around noon.

    Drivers were advised to take alternate routes while officials worked the scene.

  • Jail Logs: Jan. 26-27

    Ricky A. Montgomery, 34, contempt of court, two counts of failure to appear.

    Robert D. Wheat, 39, flagrant non-support.

    Jason R. Brackett, 37, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation.

    Stephanie A. Smothers, 40, disorderly conduct.

    Michael C. Moody, 32, second-degree burglary, operating on suspended/revoked operators license.

  • Jail logs, Jan. 23-26

    Katessa Lynn Zehnder, 36, failure to appear.

    Lea David Cox, 27, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property.

    Joshua A. Spalding, 26, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, failure to follow probation or conditional discharge.

     Kimberly M. Downs, 23, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia.

    Jennifer Anne Maddox, 45, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting.

  • Funding issue could result in loss of county’s school resource officer

    Nelson County Schools District will no longer have a School Resource Officer due to a disagreement in funding.

    In a letter to Nelson County Fiscal Court, Sheriff Ed Mattingly said he had met with Nelson County Schools Superintendent Anthony Orr and Police Chief Rick McCubbin regarding the district’s School Resource Officer position.

    Mattingly told Orr he would no longer fund the position and that Nelson County and Thomas Nelson High Schools now fall within the city limits of Bardstown.

  • Police on the lookout for two suspects after van tied to Missouri kidnapping found in Bardstown

    Local police and the FBI are on the lookout for two men with ties to a kidnapping in Missouri who were last seen near Bardstown.

    Police announced that they’re looking for the suspects, who are considered armed and dangerous, after a stolen van involved in the abduction was found wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway Thursday.

    At press time, both suspects were still at large and authorities say it’s unknown if the suspects are still in Kentucky.