Police and Fire

  • Jail Logs: Nov. 30-Dec.1

    Kameron M. Jones, 23, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot).

    Thomas James Thomas, 25, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, second-degree disorderly conduct, probation violation, failure to appear.

    Alex Terry Todd, 24, four counts of contempt of court.

  • Sheriff: Teen suffered lethal "puncture wound"

    UPDATE: At a Tuesday press conference, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said that a man killed that morning suffered "Some type of puncture wound to the throat that was lethal." Initally, officers believed the man was shot. Police have identified the 18-year-old victim as Rasheed Wickliffe of Bardstown. Two teens, Alexander Roberts, 18, and Trenton Lovvorne,19, are being questioned by police. An autopsy has not been conducted at this time.

  • Jail logs: Nov. 25-30

    Robert Eugene Kinney, 48, contempt of court, libel/slander, resistance to order.

    Terrance Montgomery, 36, possession of controlled substance, first-degree, first offense (cocaine), operating on suspended/revoked operators license, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear seat belts.

    Brandon Wayne Brooks, 24, violation of conditions of release.

    Toni Renee Fackler, 26, probation violation (for technical violation).

  • Six people injured in Sunday evening car accident

    Six people were taken to local hospitals Sunday evening after a two-vehicle head-on collision according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Thanksgiving car accident sends four to hospitals

    A late night Thanksgiving car accident sent four people to two separate hospitals according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to the release, Nelson County sheriff's deputies received a call of a car accident near the 2500 block of Howardstown Road in New Haven at about 10:15 p.m.

  • Fire-tested

    Shrouded in smoke, firefighters fought for visibility while inside a simulator recently, during a multi-department training session in Chaplin.

    Firefighters from Bardstown, Nelson County, Northeast Nelson, Mackville, New Hope and Taylorsville-Spencer County departments attended the training at Northeast Nelson’s Station 2 on Broadway.

    The training involved a flashover container, a prop that simulates the dangerous and often deadly conditions of a burning room.

  • Officers arrest one suspect, seek another in connection with thefts

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly, several of his officers and Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin were at Bourbon City Pawn early Wednesday afternoon after a young woman was arrested in connection with a theft from a local motel.

    Police were still looking for another suspect in the case, Jared Matthew Jones, of Bardstown, as of press time Wednesday for this issue. 

  • Jail Logs: Nov.24-25

    Charles Edward Cothern, 54, manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Hali Farmer, 22, cultivating in marijuana, possession of marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    Daniel M. Norris, 31, cultivating in marijuana, possession of marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, contempt of court.

    James Daniel Carey, 30, parole violation, two counts of flagrant non-support.

  • Man injured in Tuesday crash

    A Bardstown man was injured after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 245 and Templin Avenue Tuesday night.

    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, officers were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. A preliminary report indicates that a 2009 Mazda driven by Joseph R. Bland, 40, was stopped at the intersection when he was rear-ended by a box truck driven by Christopher B. Desjourdy, 62, of Buffalo.

  • Mayor names new fire chief

    The fire chief of Palm Beach Shores, Fla., will become Bardstown’s new fire chief sometime after the first of the new year.

    Chief Randy Walker grew up in Appalachia and is eager to return to his old Kentucky home.

    Walker started as a volunteer firefighter in 1979, and has since been a career firefighter, fire marshal, fire officer and fire chief for local and state governments, according to Palm Beach Shores’ website.

    He has lived and worked in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as Kentucky and Florida.