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Police and Fire

  • Two injured in explosions over July 4th weekend

    Two people suffered significant injuries from explosive devices during the Independence Day weekend, according to Nelson County EMS Director Joe Prewitt.

    Zack Bagwell, 25, Boston, was transported to University Hospital Sunday afternoon after losing at least one finger in an explosion near the Beech Fork River in the Boston area. The Boston Fire Department and EMS met Bagwell at Rust Funeral Home.

    “He had totally lost one finger on his right hand and partial dismemberment on the other one,” Boston Fire Chief Tim Vittitow said.

  • Shots in the Dark

    Deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department convened for Special Response Team training near Quarry Lane at dusk Thursday night.

  • Two injured in Bloomfield Rd. collision

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon.

    Vickie Fraser, 52, Bardstown, and a passenger, David Fraser, 57, Bardstown, were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS for injuries sustained after their vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by Erica L. Groves, 19, Bloomfield.

  • Photo: U.S. 150 car accident
  • Driver, passenger injured in accident

    Two were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon.

    Vickie Fraser, 52, Bardstown and a passenger, David Fraser, 57, Bardstown were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County E.M.S. for injuries sustained after their vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by Erica L Groves, 19, Bloomfield.

    In a report made by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Vickie Fraser and David Fraser were making a left turn onto Houck Street from Bloomfield Road when Groves did not notice the vehicle slowing down to turn.

  • Police find suspects in BB gun shootings

    Bardstown Police believe they have identified three suspects involved in a string of criminal mischief complaints in which the windows of at least two Bardstown businesses and several vehicles were shot with a BB or pellet gun last week.

    Two juvenile males and one adult male have been questioned in the incident and, according to a Bardstown Police Department press release, the three have admitted to their involvement. An investigation into the complaints also recovered two CO2 BB pistols that were allegedly used by the suspects.

  • Firefighters rescue three men from Beech Fork after boat overturns

    When a jon boat overturned the afternoon of June 18, three men were caught up in the current of the Beech Fork River. While Michael Phelps, 19, was able to swim ashore near the New Haven Road bridge, his companions floated down the river for almost a mile before firefighters were able to rescue them.

  • Manufacturer's paint booth ignites for a second time

    A paint booth at HEC Manufacturing caught fire for the second time in about two weeks Thursday evening.

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department was dispatched shortly after 7 p.m. to 222 W. John Rowan Blvd. in Bardstown and had to break the glass on a door into the automotive products manufacturing facility to gain entry.

    Sprinklers had extinguished the fire by the time firefighters arrived, according to incident commander and First Assistant Chief Marlin Howard.

  • Police seek leads in string of shot windows

    Bardstown Police are investigating a string of criminal mischief complaints in which the windows of at least two Bardstown businesses and six or seven vehicles were shot out with a BB or pellet gun overnight Thursday and possibly into Friday morning.

    Complaints came from the 100 and 600 blocks of North Third Street, the 200 block of East Stephen Foster Avenue, the 100 block of East Broadway, the 300 block of East Daugherty Avenue, the 200 block of East Flaget Avenue and the 1800 block of New Haven Road.

  • One injured in three-car accident on KY 245

    A Lebanon woman was injured after apparently losing control of her car and hitting two vehicles on KY 245 before coming to a rest on the side of the road around noon Friday.