Police and Fire

  • Second fire in two years destroys man's workshop

    A metal workshop and garage on Hobbs Lane burned down Tuesday, less than a year and a half after a house on the same property suffered severe fire damage.

    The 50-by-32-foot metal building was fully engulfed when the Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department arrived at 2388 Hobbs Lane around 4 p.m.

  • Two injured when SUV overturns on Blue Grass Parkway


    Kentucky Standard Intern

    A single-vehicle car accident between mile markers 37 and 38 on the eastbound lane of the Blue Grass Parkway Wednesday afternoon left two women injured.

    Justice Lucia, Maysville, was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital and the second occupant, Mary Coffman, Flemmingsburg, was taken by Nelson County EMS to University of Kentucky Hospital. Coffman was discharged Thursday morning from the emergency room. Lucia still was in serious but stable condition Thursday morning.

  • Firefighters face hay, garage fires Saturday

    Two fires and several false alarms kept the Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department on its toes Saturday.

    The department responded to six calls that day, including a garage fire and a false alarm at My Old Kentucky Home, incident commander Maj. Billy Mattingly said. 

    Firefighters were first dispatched at 11:51 a.m. to Borders Lane, where eight hay bales on a trailer had caught fire.

    “He was pulling the trailer down the road when it caught on fire, so he pulled right off at the intersection of Borders and Manton Road,” Mattingly said.

  • Photo: Accident on West Stephen Foster
  • Photo: Deck Fire
  • Photo: Two-vehicle collision on KY 245
  • One injured after truck strikes concrete culvert

    A passenger in a truck that stuck a concrete culvert head on Boston Road Friday morning was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Joseph B. Linton, 17, New Haven, was transported to the hospital with head/face and back injuries. Another passenger and the driver were not injured.

  • Alleged dog food thief in the doghouse

    Kroger loss prevention personnel suffered minor injuries after attempting to stop a man from stealing dog food Thursday afternoon.

    Personnel confronted Trevor Ballard, 23, Bardstown, at about 4:38 p.m. when it appeared he was trying to shoplift three bags of dog food valued at $76 from the Kroger grocery store on West John Rowan Boulevard. According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, Ballard allegedly slipped out of his shirt after a brief struggle and was seen running toward Burger King.

  • Man sentenced in gun theft, burglary

    A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the burglary of a house in which he and an accomplice stole several guns, jewelry and coins valued at almost $5,000.

    Forrest Randall Fuller, 19, Cox’s Creek, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for complicity to second-degree burglary, five years in prison for theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and five years in prison for theft by unlawful taking. The last two counts will be served concurrently.

  • Man stabbed at bar, handcuffed on film

    A man stabbed at a Bardstown bar was caught on film being handcuffed for disorderly conduct by a WAVE 3 camera crew Monday afternoon.

    Patrick L. Dunlap, 52, Bloomfield, approached the Bardstown Police Department complaining of his injury about 4:30 p.m., interrupting a WAVE 3 interview with Police Chief Rick McCubbin about another story.

    “We turn around and there’s this big, sloppy drunk, blood all over him, coming at me,” McCubbin said. “He was yelling and screaming that he’s been cut.”