Police and Fire

  • Charge issued in deadly January crash

    A 26-year-old Campbellsville man has been indicted on a second-degree manslaughter charge after a crash that killed his passenger.

    Emily Outlaw, of Jeffersontown, was pronounced dead at the scene of a Jan. 22 crash in which the car, driven by Jerico Bentley, had traveled through a field, into a creek bed and struck an embankment on the passenger’s side. The crash occurred on Taylorsville Road near Stevens Lane, according to a press release.

    Bentley was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for possible head and internal injuries.

  • Jail Logs April 27-28

    Rocky D. Thornsberry, 36, flagrant non-support.

    Christopher G. Evans, 39, parole violation.

    James Brandon Medley, 31, probation violation.

    Miranda J. Tucker, 33, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Christopher S. Pedigo, 32, contempt of court.

    Whitney M. Greenwell, 28, contempt of court.

    April R. Thompson, 34, non-payment of fines.

    John Evan Hall, 27, two counts first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Tyler G. Miles, 25, failure to appear.


  • Drugs now involved in more fatal U.S. crashes than alcohol alone


    In vehicle crashes that claim American lives, illicit drugs are now more likely to have played a role than the use of alcohol on its own, a new report says.

    The trend comes as more states legalize marijuana and the nation faces a troubling rise in opioid abuse and drug overdose deaths, the researchers noted.

     In 2015, drugs were detected in 43 percent of drivers who suffered fatal injuries, a higher percentage than cases involving alcohol alone, the report found.

  • Jail logs, April 25-27, 2017

    John Robert Gray, 33, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., fourth or greater offense, second-degree persistent felony offender.

    Wallace Owen Brady, 44, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Mary Burke, 18, failure to appear (2017).

  • Brother arrested in Wednesday morning stabbing

    An 18-year-old woman is recovering at University of Louisville Hospital after being stabbed early Wednesday morning.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call in the 6000 block of Bloomfield Road at around 4:30 a.m. after a report that a woman was stabbed under her arm while she was sleeping.

  • Jail logs, April 21-25, 2017

    Jeffery L. Groves, 33, contempt of court.

    Tevor D. Coughlin, 24, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Samantha N. Puckett, 26, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Robert C. Goodlett, 34, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure to wear seat belt, speeding 19 mph over limit.

    William S. Page, 25, fourth-degree assault.

  • 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.