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Police and Fire

  • Theft, burglary indictment dismissed for local man

    An indictment of Selvey James Vittitoe, 32, Bardstown, was dismissed without prejudice June 16.

    Vittitoe was indicted in January for several counts of theft by unlawful taking and third-degree burglary, among other charges.

    According to an agreed order filed with the court, the indictment was dismissed “upon the defendant’s stipulation as to probably cause regarding the arrest and indictment in this matter.”

  • Plea accepted in human trafficking case

    HODGENVILLE — A local court case that drew statewide attention is drawing to a close.

    James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, the Hodgenville man who was charged with promotion of human trafficking, pleaded guilty to lesser charges Aug. 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. His trial-by-jury was scheduled for Aug. 8.

    In December, Kentucky State Trooper Bruce Reeves said it is the first human trafficking case opened by state police working from the Elizabethtown post.

  • Vehicle rolls three times off Boston Road

    Two Lebanon Junction men suffered multiple injuries after a vehicle barrel-rolled three times and came to rest on the side of U.S. 62, Boston Road, about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.

    Alcohol involvement, inattention and overcorrecting were alleged contributors to the accident, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings: Aug. 12, 2011

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

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  • Hit-and-run, SUV overturn may be drug-related

    Drugs and high speed were cited as contributing factors to a car accident that injured four people on Nelsonville Road Friday evening. A man and two children were transported to the hospital after an SUV, apparently fleeing the scene of another wreck, overturned in a bean field.

  • Three teens suspected in June BB gun shootings

    A Florida man has been indicted in a series of BB gun shootings that targeted parked cars and three Bardstown-area businesses late June 23 or in the early morning hours of June 24.

    Jacob Browning, 18, Bradenton, Fla., and two juvenile males are suspected of shooting BB guns at Shrewsbury & Associates dentist office and Spalding & Sons clothing store on North Third Street, Five Star gas station on New Haven Road, as well as vehicles and property around downtown Bardstown belonging to six individuals.

  • Four injured in Marion County wreck

    State police are investigating a two-vehicle collision in Marion County last week in which a New Haven woman was allegedly at fault.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, the collision occurred about 5:18 p.m. Friday at the intersection of KY 52 and KY 527. Patricia Lewis, 64, New Haven, was driving south on KY 527 when she allegedly failed to stop her 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo at the intersection. Her car struck a 2008 Buick Lucerne driven by Bonnita Winkler, 60, Iron Mountain, Mich.

  • Dispatch Board names new director

    The Nelson County E-911 Dispatch Board named a new communications director for the Nelson County Dispatch Center at a special meeting Monday.

    Deborah K. Carter, Mount Washington, will replace Jim Pat Rogers, who resigned as dispatch center director in March. The center was without a director for about a month, during which time the board hired Joe Mattingly as a consultant tasked with observing and reporting on the center for four weeks. Mattingly was installed as interim dispatch director May 11.

  • Sunset Drive assault, robbery suspect indicted

    A Bardstown woman has been charged with first-degree assault after allegedly injuring an elderly woman during a robbery attempt.

    Erin Nicole Barnes, 29, was indicted in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, possession of marijuana, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, and possession of legend drugs.

    Her bail was set at $250,000 cash only, plus conditions, with arraignment scheduled for Aug. 18.