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Police and Fire

  • Juvenile driver injured in Thursday crash

    A teenager suffered serious injuries in a crash Thursday evening at Poplar Flat and Ed Pile Roads.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the area just before 5:30 p.m. for a single vehicle accident with one person ejected.

    The car was off the roadway when deputies arrived and witnesses on the scene were treating a juvenile driver.

  • Jail logs, March 7-9

    Megan Jean Demar, 25, violation of conditions of release (Bullitt Circuit).

    David Wayne Clark, 28, violation of conditions of release (2016).

    Jeremy Lee Wilkerson, 40, two counts contempt of court.

    Beverly M. Thompson, 24, second-degree robbery.

    Benjamin L. Bennett, 38, probation violation, non-payment of fines.

    Haley Marie Stamper, 30, failure to appear (Bullitt District), failure to appear (2016 Bullitt District),five counts failure to appear (2016 Jefferson District).

  • Loss of traffic light in Bloomfield leads to charges for Raywick man

    A Raywick man faces charges after allegedly causing the loss of the traffic light at the intersection of Taylorsville and Chaplin roads in Bloomfield last month.

    According to a criminal complaint, Joseph Bradley Graves, 32, is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor.

    The charges stem from a Feb. 15 incident when Graves is accused of driving a commercial vehicle with a large load through the intersection, striking the traffic light and causing damage in an amount more than $1,000.

  • Murder suspect Roberts, father arrested for drug trafficking

    Alexander Cole Roberts, the Bloomfield 19-year-old charged with the murder of another teenager, Rasheed Wickliffe, in what has been described as a drug deal gone bad, is back in jail, along with his father, Terry Roberts, for distributing marijuana.

    “They’re sitting out there on the bench getting ready to be booked in,” Nelson County Jailer Dorcas Figg confirmed, minutes after the two were brought to the jail around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Man arrested after fleeing Fish and Wildlife official

    A Kentucky man was arrested Wednesday night in New Haven after running from a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer.

    Robert Thompson, 43, was parked at a boat ramp on the Rolling Fork River around 5:30, according to an arrest citation. That’s when Conservation Officer Ben Fisher reports he stopped to speak with the individual.

  • Jail Logs: March 2-3, 2017

    Christopher Metcalf, 28, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.
    Marcus J. Williams, 35, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.
    Dennis Brandon Hicks, 30, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), tampering with physical evidence, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), buy/possess drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of legend drug, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates).

  • Church claims individuals thought to be part of scam

    Two individuals in a photo shared by the Bardstown Police Department Tuesday believed to be part of a money scam have been claimed by a Boston group. The men were claimed as seminarians by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Boston, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The church says that its seminarians do evangelization and do not ask for money.
    BPD had posted the photo, taken at an area home, on Facebook after being notified by residents of a possible scam.

  • Tuesday shooting 'was not malicious'

    Investigation of a Tuesday morning shooting on New Haven Road began with an injury accident at Ky. 245 and Templin Ave. as the shooter allegedly tried to drive the victim to the hospital.

    Nelson County Sheriff’s Detective Jon Snow said the shooting did not appear to be malicious.

    “They were doing some things they shouldn’t have been while using firearms,” Snow said.

  • Chief wants to raise officers’ pay

    Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram has lost two officers in the past month and expects another one to leave soon.

    He says it isn’t going to be easy to replace them, because he can’t compete on pay.

    “We’re under everybody else,” he said, explaining why he is going to be asking city officials to increase officers’ pay across the board beginning July 1.

  • Chops with Cops

    At noon Friday the big grill outside the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office had no pork chops left on it, and the cooks were patiently waiting for 100 more to arrive.

    They had been cooking since 7:30.