Police and Fire

  • Bardstown considers building new fire station

    If Bardstown builds a new fire station, going big could save big bucks.

    The City Council’s committee on long-term planning heard a presentation Wednesday by Mike Hatfield, a city firefighter who has been researching the issue and looking at facilities in other towns that house not only fire departments but also emergency medical services, dispatch centers, underground shelters and emergency operations centers.

  • Jail logs, April 23-24

    Troy Shane Ramsey, 29, second-degree burglary, complicity to second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting, complicity to theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting, third-degree criminal mischief, complicity to third-degree criminal mischief.

    Jeremy M. Wilcher, 22, fourth-degree assault.

    Adrienne W. Basham, 26, non-payment of fines.

    Sara Marie Shelburne, 22, third-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, menacing, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting.

  • Police chief talks bank robberies, recent crimes

    Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin and Capt. Tom Roby covered several issues relating to the recent string of bank robberies at a press conference announcing the arrest of one suspect in three of the crimes.

    Following is an update on the recent robberies and what police shared at the press conference:

    Four robberies in four months
    There have been four robberies at three different locations.

  • Jail Logs: April 22-23

     Pamela D. Rooks, 61, first-degree unlawful access to a computer, theft of identity of another without consent, three counts second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Heather H. Beatty, 35, two counts contempt of court, non payment of fines, failure to appear.

    Joseph C. Goff, 21, failure to appear.

    Timothy M. Dewitt, 38, contempt of court.

    Andre M. Woodson, 19, failure to appear.



  • Police investigating robbery at Wilson & Muir Bank on Culpeper

    UPDATE 1:35 p.m. -- Bardstown Police are reporting that they have recovered the stolen money in a suspect vehicle. 

    UPDATE 12:13 p.m. Police have impounded a vehicle matching the description released earlier. Two people of interest are custody at this time. 

    UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: Police are looking for an older model Ford Ranger truck, brownish or red in color with a bug guard on the front, that they believe the suspect may have been in when he left the area around Walmart.

  • Jail logs, April 21-22

    Michael B. Osborne, 20, non-payment of fines.

    Christopher J. Dile, 23, failure to appear.

    Christy J. Roberto, 33, contempt of court.

    Beau Brandon Staten, 27, contempt of court.

    Larry L. Massengill, 37, failure to appear.

    Makimo H. Roblero, 21, failure to appear, leaving scene of accident or movement of vehicle from roadway after accident, no operator’s license, failure of operator to provide security covering motor vehicle.

  • Fire department study would give invaluable information, says chief

    Even if the nonprofit Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department and the city government’s Bardstown Fire Department don’t become one, the money they spend on a study of a possible merger won’t have been wasted, said Marlin Howard, chief of both departments.

  • Simulator provides realistic training

    Crawling across the metal floor, firefighters battled the heat and fought through clouds of smoke to extinguish the flames growing above their heads Saturday.

    The realistic exercise was made possible by using a Fireblast Global advanced training simulator, which was set up at the Bardstown Fire Department for training.

    The $650,000 metal trailer, which runs on of propane, belongs to the Kentucky Fire Commission and is one of several resources provided through homeowners insurance.

  • Missing Bardstown man found after multi-county police chase

     A Bardstown man who had been reported missing was stopped by police in Danville Saturday afternoon following a multi-county police chase.

    According to a police report from Danville Police, Thomas Violet, 65, of Bardstown, fled from Washington County Police during a traffic stop Saturday. The pursuit led into Danville city limits where Danville Police assisted Boyle County and Washington County Sheriff’s Offices in apprehending Violet.

  • Jail Logs: April 20-21

     Amy J. Pegago, 22, non-payment of fines.

    Brandon L. Mullins, 24, probation violation.

    Lloyd N. Graham Jr., 46, contempt of court.

    Julia A. Thomas, 26, third-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Amanda J. Biven, 32, failure to appear, parole violation.

    Donna J. Hilbert, 43, second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.

    Shawn C. Ball, 28, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.