Police and Fire

  • 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
  • E-town woman injured in Boston Road turnover

    An Elizabethtown woman was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital after her car overturned in an embankment off Boston Road Tuesday morning.

    Debra Finch, 51, lost control of her white Chevy Malibu shortly before 8:30 a.m. about 9 miles west of Bardstown. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Finch later stated she fell asleep or blacked out behind the wheel.

  • Man injured after meeting truck in a curve

    A Bardstown man was injured Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle accident.
    The accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Ben Irvin Road when Mark D. Nally, 52, was traveling north in his 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. According to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Nally was in a curve in the road when he met a white Ford F-250 truck traveling south in the northbound lane. Nally swerved to avoid the truck and went off the edge of the road striking several small trees and coming to a stop at the bottom of a ravine.