Police and Fire

  • Photo: Three-car collision
  • Fire department called out to rescue horse trapped in pool

    It took six firefighters, a veterinarian, a tractor and some ingenuity to rescue a horse that got trapped inside a drained in-ground pool Thursday afternoon.

    Northeast Nelson Fire Department was dispatched just before noon Thursday to a residence at 650 Ashes Creek Road, near Chaplin, to a reported horse that had gotten trapped in a pool.

    “Our first thought was that the horse would be in water,” Northeast Nelson Deputy Chief Todd Baker said. “But it wasn’t so.”

  • Lightning strikes four times, downs power lines

    Lightning struck at least four times Tuesday afternoon as heavy thunderstorms dropped about 1.5 inches of rain on Nelson County.

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department was called to two Bardstown homes, one at 105 Allie Court and another at 100 N. Charity Heights, shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to Dep. Chief Robbie Blanford, lightning struck nearby or struck the homes themselves and kicked the breakers.

    “There wasn’t any structural damage to any of them,” Blanford said.

  • Homeowner killed in fire on Harrison Fork

    The cause of a fire that killed a man and his three pets Wednesday morning is still under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.

    The fire that killed Charles E. Trent, 73, may have started in the kitchen of his home at 100 Harrison Fork Road, Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Neal Pyle said on the scene Wednesday.

    Firefighters were called to the home shortly after 7 a.m., and soon after initiated a search for Trent, who was not discovered in preliminary sweeps of the house.

  • Photo: Overturned vehicle
  • Man indicted for allegedly shooting a vehicle

    A Bardstown man has been indicted for wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting a firearm at and damaging the back window of a vehicle on Wilble Boulevard on or about May 14.

    Charles Tyrone Poynter, 28, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree persistent felony offender in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday.

  • Woman arrested for selling prescription drugs

    A Louisville woman was arrested Friday after a controlled buy investigation.

    Emma Elizabeth Davis, 51, was arrested without incident by officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Bardstown Police, after selling 60 Oxycodone (generic Percocet) for $350 and selling 50 Alprozolam (generic Xanax) for $100 to police while at the Rooster Run parking lot in Cox’s Creek, according to a police press release.

  • Bardstown man dies in head-on collision in Taylor County



    TAYLOR COUNTY — A Bardstown man died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle head-on collision at Finley Ridge Road and East U.S. 68 in Taylor County.

    According to a report from the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, James B. Loy, 33, Bradfordsville, was traveling east on U.S. 68 at 5:36 p.m. when he noticed a pickup truck in front of him with its left turn signal on.

  • Four charged with trafficking heroin

    Four Nelson County men were indicted in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday for trafficking in heroin, tampering with physical evidence and other charges.

  • Police, citizens chase down alleged car thief

    After a foot chase through downtown Bardstown, police arrested Brandon Michael Board, 20, Bardstown, for allegedly stealing a car Wednesday, less than 15 hours after Board had been let out of Nelson County Jail on bond.

    Several citizens aided three Bardstown Police officers in surrounding Board in the Don Harned Little League Baseball Field behind Bardstown City Hall, police Chief Rick McCubbin said.