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Police and Fire

  • Woman attacked by dogs, taken to Flaget

    After being attacked by two dogs, a Bardstown woman was transferred to Flaget Memorial Hospital Wednesday to treat several dog bites.

    EMS and Bardstown Police were dispatched to the home of Jenny Curtsinger, 111 Sunset Drive, shortly before noon after a call for help, Nelson County Assistant Dog Warden Jon Ryan said.

    “Two boxers, one male, one female boxer, turned on the owner while she was playing with a smaller pup that she owned,” Ryan said. The dogs bit her several times.

  • Man arrested after drive-by shooting

    A Cox’s Creek man was arrested in connection with a reported drive-by shooting Wednesday evening on Purcell Avenue in Bardstown.

    Robert Wayne Hood, 21, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment at Nelson County Jail after Bardstown Police met with and arrested Hood in the Rooster Run parking lot about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Bardstown man suspected of stealing 14-foot utility trailer

    A Bardstown man is suspected of stealing a 14-foot-long utility trailer from Pat’s Appliance and Lawn Center.

    Thomas R. Yocum, 30, was arrested about 1 p.m. Monday and charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500 and tampering with physical evidence, according to a report from the Bardstown Police Department.

    Police responded to a complaint at Pat’s, 612 Bloomfield Road, on June 3. The business reported the utility trailer, which was new and valued at $1,844, had been stolen overnight.

  • 9-year-old hit by car in Hardin County

    A 9-year-old boy suffered head and leg injuries after his bicycle was hit by a car driven by a New Haven man.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, the boy, who is from Elizabethtown, was riding his bicycle on Colesburg Road in Hardin County at about 6:19 p.m. June 4 when he was struck by a 1988 Honda Accord driven by Tracy Lafollette, 29.

  • Magistrate arrested for DUI

    Nelson County District 4 Magistrate Jeff Lear, 46, was arrested Friday night for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

    According to Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell, Lear was stopped at a Kentucky State Police road block when the arrest occurred. He was signed in at Nelson County Jail at 11:32 p.m. and released on his own recognizance at 9:11 a.m. Saturday.

    Lear represents the northwest section of Nelson County, including the KY 245 and Deatsville area, on Nelson Fiscal Court. He was elected to his first term in November.

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  • E-911 Dispatch Center upgrades will cost big bucks

    The E-911 Dispatch Board will need to pay $93,658 up front in its first year for the equipment and resources necessary to become Phase II compliant, board member and EMS Director Joe Prewitt told the board June 1. Phase II compliance requires the Dispatch Center to update its equipment and mapping systems so that it can receive and locate cell phone calls, and could bring in $180,000 in cell phone revenues annually.

  • Cox's Creek man injured after colliding with truck, trailer

    The driver of a car that collided with a truck and the trailer it was hauling on Louisville Road early Friday morning was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Motorcyclist hit by car, suffers head injuries

    Former Nelson County High School and UK football player Terrance “T.C.” Drake, 24, suffered serious head injuries after his motorcycle was hit by an alleged drunk driver Sunday night.

  • ‘Suspicious’ man in Edgewood subdivision actually selling children’s books, police say

    Police have confirmed a man reported as suspicious in the Edgewood subdivision May 20 was in fact licensed to sell children’s books.

    Neighbors became suspicious when a man driving a white truck was seen going door-to-door around 9 a.m. May 20, asking where neighborhood children lived and claiming to be selling children’s books. Police were unable to find him that night.

    “We got a call on him yesterday and another officer pulled him over on Cumberland Court,” Bardstown Police Maj. Ray Lewis said Friday.