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Police and Fire

  • Bardstown man accused of sex crimes against foster children

    UPDATE: Innes was indicted Feb. 7 on one count of first-degree rape and two counts of sodomy. His bail was set at $500,000 cash only, plus conditions. His arraignment in court is Feb. 22, 2018.

    A Bardstown man was arrested Wednesday on two felony charges of first-degree sodomy and one felony charge of first-degree rape for allegations involving three minors.

  • Jail logs, Feb.16-20

    Thomas Lee Jent, 33, probation violation (2014 criminal case), second-degree robbery and persistent felony offender (2016 criminal case), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    William Hunter Mattingly, 21, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Kevin Brian Sweeney, 49, probation violation (2013 criminal case).

    Travis Wayne Cundiff, 38, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Lori Ann Jewell Wells, 41, flagrant non-support.

    Pamela Kay Rhodes, 51, fourth-degree assault, failure to appear (2016 traffic case).

  • Chaplin fire caused by child playing with lighter

    Firefighters put out a fire on Taylorsville Road in Chaplin Monday afternoon that was apparently caused by a child playing with a lighter, according to Chief Ted Shields of the Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District.

    Shields said the fire was contained to the bedroom where it started, but there was also minor smoke and water damage in the rest of the house.

    The fire was in the 5000 block and was reported to E-911 Dispatch at 4:41 p.m.

    Nelson County Fire and Rescue provided mutual aid.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 15-16, 2018

    Joseph Lee Tinnell, 35, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

    Thomas Ray Yocum, 36, parole violation.

    Sara Kathryn Burgin, 36, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams meth) (2017 criminal case).

  • Driver rescued Thursday after car goes off Ky. 245

    The driver of a car that went over an embankment on Ky. 245 near Thomas Nelson High School late Thursday morning and a witness who stopped to help him were both transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Dispatch reported the call at 10:48 a.m., and Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire, Nelson County EMS, a sheriff’s deputy and a chaplain responded.

    Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said the car did not appear to be badly damaged. He didn’t know whether the driver was taken by ambulance because of an injury or a medical issue that might have caused it.

  • Student accused of making threat against TNHS

    A Thomas Nelson High School student was arrested and charged with first-degree terroristic threatening Tuesday after allegedly making a threat against the school.

    According to a district press release, the threat was made over the weekend and apparently arose from an altercation that had occurred Feb. 8 between two students. Neither student attended school on Friday, and the district was closed for weather on Monday.

    School administrators learned Tuesday morning a threatening image had been posted on Snapchat, a popular instant messaging app.

  • DECISION 2018: Republicans face off in sheriff’s race

    It wasn’t that long ago in Nelson County that the Democratic primary was the election. With few exceptions, if there was a Republican candidate for a county office, there was only one.

    This year is different. Nelson County will have intraparty competition for multiple county offices, including sheriff.

    Two Republicans, both currently Louisville Metro Police officers, are seeking their party’s nomination for sheriff in the May 22 primary.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 9-13, 2018

    Curtis Lee St. Clair, 30, fourth-degree assault.

    William Lance Foster, 31, shoplifting.

    Michael T. Inghram, 48, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Jackie Edward Allen III, 37, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Justin Blease Brown, 31, non-payment of fines, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (both 2018 criminal case).

    Erin Louise Karr, 28, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

    Diana Sue Curtsinger, 26, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

  • Car crashes into house Monday evening on Ky. 245

    Lisa Martinez was lying in bed and had just switched off her TV Monday night when she found her dresser on top of her.

    The renter said she was also covered with parts of her house and the car that struck it.

    Fortunately, she was not injured, but the driver of the car was.

    The accident happened about 7:22 p.m. on Ky. 245.

  • Deputies injured attempting to stop fleeing suspect

    Two Nelson County sheriff’s deputies sustained minor injuries Monday while apprehending a suspect in a burglary investigation.

    Officers got a call around 11:30 a.m. that there was a burglary in progress at 3104 Plantation Circle in Bardstown. When they arrived, they found Zachery Levi Perkins, 28, of Bardstown in a car outside that address and confirmed that he had an active felony warrant for probation violation.