Police and Fire

  • Ousted chief had been ‘eminently qualified’

    Eight months.

    That’s how long Steve Uram was given to prove himself as Bardstown’s police chief. His time with the city ended Thursday.

    Uram was hired last fall by former Mayor John Royalty to replace Rick McCubbin, who resigned in April 2016 after Royalty reorganized the Bardstown Police Department without consulting McCubbin — while the chief was on medical leave.

  • Steve Uram out as Bardstown Police chief

    Steve Uram is no longer Bardstown’s police chief.

    Uram confirmed late Thursday morning that he had been let go by Mayor Dick Heaton.

    “It’s true. It’s effective immediately. Apparently my management style didn’t match that of the new mayor,” Uram said in a brief phone conversation.

    “It came as a surprise,” he said, adding that he had done a good job.

  • UPDATE: Found safe

    UPDATE: Emily S. Ball has been reported as found according to a Facebook post and call from a relative. The woman's mother called The Kentucky Standard to report that Ball was found safe and is in a hospital in Louisville.


  • Late-night crash on Bluegrass claims three lives

    Two juveniles and a young adult are dead as a result of a single-vehicle accident Saturday night on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Trooper Jeff Gregory of Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown said the two who died at the scene were 22-year-old Daniel Guerrero Jr. of Upton in Hardin County, and a 16-year-old girl, whom Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin has identified as Rylee Marie Razon, 16, of Elizabethtown.

  • Man hurt after vehicle leaves Bluegrass, jumps Pottershop

    The driver of a vehicle was flown to University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter Friday afternoon after he was severely injured in an accident on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Sgt. Kaelen Matthews of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said the report hasn’t yet been completed, and the officer making the report, Deputy Brian Voils, was off duty. What Matthews knew about the crash was that the driver lost control of his vehicle, went airborne at a bridge at Pottershop Road, went over the road below and crashed into the embankment on the other side of the bridge.

  • Jail logs, June 23-27

    Christopher M. Gates, 18, second-degree sodomy.

    Tessa N. Salmon, 35, second-degree robbery, non-payment of fines, failure to appear.

    Brooke K. Daffron, 35, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Keith M. Daffron, 47, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Steven G. Meyer, 39, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Derrick A. McClain, 37, contempt of court.

    Robin L. Lewis, 49, theft by unlawful taking.

  • Former Bardstown resident killed in Ohio crash

    A former Nelson County resident was killed late last week in a traffic collision in Ohio.

    Cody Nelson, 25, was among three killed Friday in Madison Township, Ohio, when a car crashed into a semi head-on on U.S. Route 6.

    Family said the group was headed to the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

    “He’ll always, always be in our hearts and we’ll always love him forever and ever,” Crystal Nelson, Cody’s mother, told Wave 3 News.

  • Bardstown man indicted on rape charge

    A 28-year-old Bardstown man faces rape and unlawful transaction charges stemming from an alleged incident on May 30 in Nelson County.

    Matthew Turner was indicted Wednesday on a felony charge of first-degree rape and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the indictment, Turner is accused of using “forcible compulsion” against another person, though the age of the victim is not listed. Turner is also accused of knowingly giving an alcoholic or malt beverage to a minor.

  • Jail logs, June 22-23

    Julia Ann Thomas, 29, contempt of court.

    William T. Shepherd, 20, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

    Kayla Michelle Linton, 27, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol).

  • Groping accusations escalate into alleged assault

    A Bardstown man was arrested late last week on assault and sexual abuse charges after a complaint was made regarding an incident at BJ’s Steakhouse earlier in the month.

    According to a citation from the Bardstown Police Department, Kendall Green, 29, is accused of touching a woman in her “private areas” while at work on June 3, and a subsequent confrontation outside allegedly led to Green slamming the woman to the ground and breaking her ankle, which required surgery.