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Police and Fire

  • Kaminski retires from NCSO

    There were hugs all around as Detective Mike Kaminski of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office signed off on his radio for the last time Wednesday afternoon while surrounded by his family and fellow deputies.

    “Forty-one, Dispatch,” Kaminski said as he radioed in for his “final time off duty.”

    “That’s 41, Detective Mike Kaminski, is off duty for the final time,” Dispatch Director Milt Spalding answered back and gave the time and date.

  • Fire damages house on Cox’s Creek Drive

    A house at 1000 North Cox’s Creek Drive was badly damaged by fire Thursday morning, but the woman who lived there escaped unharmed.

    Nelson County Fire and Rescue got the call from dispatch at 2:30 a.m., and firefighters were on the scene within minutes.

  • Jail logs, Dec. 28-29

    Lashawn Tonge, 28, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second or greater offense (cocaine), persistent felony offender (all 2017)

    Alan Michael Curci, 32, probation violation (2017)

    Joshua Aaron Spalding, 29, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) (both 2017)

    Paul Corneilius Keith, 43, failure to appear (2011), failure to appear (2012).

  • Celebrate responsibly: Party goers, drivers should take care during the holiday

    New Year’s Eve is not only a time big on celebration and socializing, but also on crime and accidents. Local law officials are advising partygoers and drivers alike to take caution over the holiday weekend.

    “We want everyone to be safe,” said Capt. Mike Clark of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, referencing deputies are trying to keep the roads safe.

    Clark said the county — as with others across the state — is likely to see an increase in arrests, DUIs and alcohol-related accidents around this time of year.

  • Woman charged after crashing into home

    NOTE: This online report has been updated to include additional information from a post-arrest complaint completed by the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.

    A Bardstown woman faces DUI and wanton endangerment charges after allegedly crashing into a home on Venetian Way late Thursday night.

  • Farmers donate rescue tube to firefighters

    With his body compressed, it has become difficult to breath. He’s running out of time, and rescuers need to act fast. Grain bins can become a deadly hazard to farmers in a matter of seconds, and with two dozen entrapment incidents and more than a dozen deaths reported in the U.S. last year, rural areas need to be better prepared in the event of an accident. The education of farmers and the training of firefighters and other first-responders is something state agriculture officials are emphasizing, even at the local level.

  • Shop with a Cop brings second year of holiday cheer

    Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Cox doesn’t want children to be afraid of police.

    “A lot of people tell kids to ‘be good or he’s gonna arrest you,’ and I always hate that,” Cox said. “I want them to look to police for help.”

    Cox was one of seven officers paired with disadvantaged Bardstown families for the second annual Shop with a Cop, which took place Thursday night.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Nov. 15 2017 (continued)

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for Dec. 7.

    Jacob K. Mattingly, 30, of Bardstown, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana. On or about Aug. 24, 2017, Mattingly unlawfully possessed meth, drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Community comes together to make Christmas special for families in need

    From first responders to churches, businesses and volunteers, the Bardstown and Nelson County Community has come together in many ways this year to help those in need. Standing outside of Liberty Tax Service Friday morning, a recipient was joyful as she watched the firefighters load gifts into the trunk of her car. Members of the Bardstown Professional Firefighters Local 5095 spent part of their morning at the business on North Third, where they met with a mother in need to make Christmas special.

  • Jail logs, Dec. 21-22, 2017

    Aretha Ann Mason, 47, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second or greater offense (cocaine).

    James Paul Goodrich, 24, warrant served for other police agency.

    Martin Alexander Sweeney, 52, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) possession of marijuana, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first-degree persistent felony offender.