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Police and Fire

  • Friday morning chase ends in flames

    A Friday morning high-speed chase stretched from Bardstown to the Bluegrass Parkway on-ramp to southbound Interstate 65, where it ended in flames that police say were set by the driver being pursued.

    Police said they believe the man, Herbert McGowan, was involved in a stabbing at a convenience store in Bardstown.

    At around 8 a.m. Friday, deputies were dispatched to 1151 Bloomfield Road, across from Nelson County High School, on a report of someone possibly struck by a vehicle. Witnesses reported someone had jumped from a moving black Chevrolet Impala.

  • Body cams spark heated debate

    People are asking Councilwoman Kecia Copeland when the Bardstown Police Department will have body cameras again, but she can’t give them an answer because Mayor John Royalty won’t give her one.

    Royalty told her last Tuesday he would let her know when he knows.

    “The people want the cams, so they deserve an answer,” she said. “If you don’t have any answers for me, fine. I won’t ask anymore.”

  • FBI searching for man wanted for child pornography

    In a media alert sent out Friday afternoon, the FBI announced it was looking for a wanted man by the name of Ranger Lacy.

    In December 2009, Lacy allegedly engaged in child pornography and traded images, according to the alert. More than 40,000 sexually explicit images of child porn were reportedly found on his computer and a federal arrest warrant was issued for Lacy last year. He was set to be arraigned July 14, 2015 but failed to appear. His whereabouts are unknown.

  • High-speed chase ends in flames in E'town

    Updated at 3:43 p.m. to include suspect's identity and pending charges, details on alleged stabbing and other developments including Sheriff's comments and some of suspect's criminal history.

    A Friday morning high-speed chase stretched from Bardstown to the Bluegrass Parkway on-ramp to southbound Interstate 65, where it ended in flames that police say were set by the driver being pursued.

    Police said they believe the man, Herbert McGowan, was involved in a stabbing at a convenience store in Bardstown.

  • Dispatch director Carter resigns

    Debbie Carter, director of the Nelson County Dispatch Center, will no longer hold her position after Friday.

    Carter said in a Thursday phone interview with the Standard that she will be the dispatch manager for Yellow Ambulance, a private, for-profit agency based in Louisville that provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services for parts of Kentucky and Indiana.

  • Bardstown City Council approves fee to fund 911 dispatching

    The Bardstown City Council on Tuesday enacted an ordinance to impose a $24-per-household annual fee on occupied city properties to pay for 911 dispatching.

    The Nelson County Fiscal Court had already passed a similar ordinance for all county property taxpayers, including those in the city, to pay for city and county dispatching, but according to City Attorney Tim Butler, the city’s ordinance would “supersede” the county’s for city residents. They would not have to pay the fee on both their county and city tax bills.

  • Sheriff’s Office searching for wanted man

    Update Aug. 24, 9:30 p.m. : The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is continuing its search for Daniel Abney as of 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said Abney, 31, is connected to a motor vehicle theft that occurred Wednesday. Mattingly said the Sheriff's Office no longer believes Abney is in the Botland area, where he escaped deputies Monday afternoon. Mattingly said the Sheriff's Office intends to release more information about the incident Thursday morning.

  • Man killed in early Sunday car crash

    A Bardstown man was killed early Sunday morning in a car accident, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to police, a 2007 Saab operated by Tyler Kays, 24, was traveling eastbound on Springfield Road (U.S. 150) near Botland.

    Kays’ vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons, according to deputies, and crossed into the westbound lane, where it continued into the ditch line and then into a private drive, where the car hit a stone support for a steel privacy gate.

  • Jail Logs: Aug. 19-23

    Joseph R. Kidwell, 30, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    David Alexander Hall, 26, failure to appear.

    Joshua Brent Price, 37, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Samual D. Longacre, 27, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Angel G. Edlin, 27, failure to appear.

    Paul Anthony Kolisz, 50, failure to appear.

  • Falling tree collides with car Tuesday

    Crews worked to remove a tree that fell on a 2000 Honda Odyssey before noon Tuesday on East John Fitch Avenue. No injuries were reported.