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Police and Fire

  • Tension between Roby and Royalty went back decades

    Bad blood between Tom Roby and John Royalty stretched back to their high school days.

    “In my humble opinion, John was always pompous and arrogant through high school and I don’t think he ever changed,” Roby said.

    That was the testimony the former Bardstown Police captain who was demoted by the former mayor a year ago gave during his deposition in a lawsuit he has filed against Royalty and the city for wrongful termination and defamation.

  • Bardstown losing another police officer

    Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram confirmed Tuesday that his department is losing another police officer.

    Sgt. Kyler Wright, a K-9 officer and night-shift sergeant, has tendered his resignation effective May 1.

    Wright is going to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort to become a state trooper, Uram said.

    “He needs to go where he wants his career to go,” Uram commented.

  • Lebanon Junction man found murdered

    Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man was found murdered off Frontage Road in Leitchfield.

    According to a press release, 56-year-old Robert D. Hayes of Lebanon Junction, died as the result of a homicide, though details on his killing were not released.

    KSP Post 4 was contacted Wednesday by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance in the death investigation prior to the victim’s identification.

  • Case against two Bloomfield men dismissed

    Charges including fourth-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment have been dismissed without prejudice in a case involving two Bloomfield men who had previously been accused in November.

    Troy Foster and Ronnie Inghram, both 43, had been arrested in November when a woman claimed to have been held in an apartment and assaulted. The imprisonment charge was dismissed in January and the cases against the men were lowered to misdemeanor cases to be reviewed in district court.

  • Jail logs, April 14-18

    Julia A. Thomas, 28, probation violation (2016).

    Brandon Lee Stratton, 33, fourth-degree assault (Anderson District).

    Joshua P. Roberts, 24, assault under extreme emotional disturbance.

    William C. Norris, 51, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., careless driving.

    Robert M. Walker, 45, contempt of court (2016).

    Quinton James Sherer, 22, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstance), failure to or improper signal, careless driving.

  • Jail logs, April 13-14, 2017

    Tiffany Marie Duff, 29, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Larry Lee Marks, 53, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams meth), trafficking in controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Jacob Tyler Walker, 23, contempt of court (2016).

    Lauren Marie Gardner, 30, contempt of court.

  • Rape charges against former substitute amended with no jail time

    A woman who formerly worked in area school systems as a substitute teacher and in other positions was conditionally discharged for amended charges earlier this month after going to court for a case involving sex with students.

  • The first response

    Outside of the Nelson County Dispatch Center this week hangs a sign with a red line for EMS and fire and a blue line for law enforcement. In the center, a thin gold line represents the thread that connects these emergency services. It’s a profession that can fall by the wayside to the uniformed, public faces of first responders, but dispatchers are often the true first response when disaster strikes.

  • Man arrested in Bullitt after motorcycle chase down Ky. 245

    Several charges have been issued against a 26-year-old man, identified as Jackie Hornback, after officers caught up with him in Bullitt County following a high speed chase through Nelson.

    Just before 2 p.m. Monday, law enforcement vehicles could be seen speeding down Ky. 245 toward Bullitt County chasing a man on a motorcycle. Hornback reached excessive speeds and was driving in between traffic.

    The pursuit was called off and Bullitt County law enforcement were alerted when it became too dangerous to continue the chase.

  • Jail logs, March 31-April 4

    Jefferson S. Helton, 49, contempt of court (2015), contempt of court.

    Brian David Turner, 57, contempt of court.

    Justin D. Curtsinger, 27, second-degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, reckless driving, improper passing.

    Jose A. Coronada, 37, contempt of court.

    Christopher J. Nalley, 26, failure to appear (2016 Marion District).

    Shane David Helm, 24, failure to appear.