Police and Fire

  • 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.

  • Woman suspected of passing drugs to convict

    Two people were indicted Wednesday after allegedly exchanging contraband and drugs at the Nelson County Courthouse.

    Jackie E. Allen III, 30, Bardstown, and Natasha M. Mosier, 27, Bardstown, were both charged with three counts of first-degree promoting contraband; three counts of complicity to first-degree promoting contraband; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; complicity to third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of marijuana; and complicity to possession of marijuana.

  • Man allegedly drives truck into Broadway apartment building

    A Bardstown man has been indicted after allegedly crashing his vehicle into an apartment building at 701 W. Broadway in the early morning hours of June 13.

    Steven J. Ramos, 44, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, first offense, operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended, failure of owner to maintain required insurance and no/expired Kentucky registration receipt.

    Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions, with arraignment scheduled for Aug. 18.

  • 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.