Police and Fire

  • Man accused of assaulting mini mart customer

    A Bardstown man was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse Tuesday after he allegedly touched a customer inappropriately at Speedy Mart in Bardstown.

    Chandulal Mohanlal Patel, 64, is also suspected of sexually abusing two former employees at the mini mart, Bardstown Police Detective Barbara Roby said. Patel is believed to be the owner of the mini mart — the gas station that looks like a log cabin across from My Old Kentucky Home — though police are still uncertain.

    The alleged incident with a customer occurred Sept. 6, Roby said.

  • Police release crime stats

    Arrests related to drugs, burglaries and receiving stolen property were down from springtime arrests in a report released by the Bardstown Police Department Monday. But Police Chief Rick McCubbin said burglaries and thefts remain among Bardstown’s most common crimes.

  • Police seek drivers in two hit-and-runs

    Police are still seeking the drivers in two hit-and-run accidents, both believed to be alcohol-related, in which one person was injured and a vehicle struck a house over the weekend.

  • Bardstown fugitive caught by LaRue County deputies




    HODGENVILLE — A Bardstown man, already declared a fugitive by the Nelson County Circuit Court, is now facing charges of manufacturing and trafficking in methamphetamine.

    Jason Douglas Fletcher, 33, has 26 outstanding felony and 12 misdemeanor warrants from unrelated Nelson County cases, according to LaRue Deputy Eric Williamson.

  • Driver of SUV responsible for collision with semi

    Bardstown Police determined a Bloomfield man is responsible for a collision that pinned him inside his Ford Explorer for about one-half hour Aug. 24. Ancil L. Hood, 42, Bloomfield, collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Gerald Simms, 44, Georgia, at the intersection of North Third Street and East Daugherty Avenue around 3:25 p.m. Aug 24.

    A traffic collision report by Bardstown Police Officer Tim Simpson cited Hood’s disregard for traffic control, failure to yield to right of way and inattention as the causes of the wreck.

  • One injured in wreck on Old Bloomfield Road

    The driver of a vehicle that ran off Old Bloomfield Road, hitting a tree and a fence, about 9:10 a.m. Thursday was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Amanda Cissell, 25, Bardstown, was driving a 1991 Honda Accord traveling south on slick roads when it ran off the northward side of the road near Irish Ridge Road.

  • Child airlifted after Murray Run Road wreck

    A boy was injured after a car slid out of control on Murray’s Run Road about noon Wednesday.

    Whitney Jo M. Jenkins, 21, Bardstown, was driving a Mercury Cougar southwest on Murray Run when she apparently lost control of the vehicle coming down a hill, according to Nelson County Sheriff’s Dep. Ramon Pineiroa. Road conditions were slippery after more than a day of rainy weather.

    “Too fast for conditions and slippery road,” Dep. Dennis Wells said.

  • Photos: Slippery Streets
  • Grant to fund wildfire gear for Northeast Nelson

    The Northeast Nelson Fire Department has received a $5,000 grant to purchase gear for fighting wildfires.

    The fire department must match the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant, administered by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, for a total $10,000 purchase to equip itself with 12 sets of wildland firefighting gear — pants, coats, goggles, boots and helmets for 12 firefighters, Northeast Nelson Fire Chief Ted Shields said.

    The funds will also purchase six sets of hand tools, water backpacks and one portable pump, Shields said.

  • Photo: Car Fire