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Police and Fire

  • Photo: Motorcycle accident
  • Training, water pressure can result in lower ISO, insurance costs for residents

    This article, the second in a two-part series, will explain how training and local water supply affect what homeowners pay on their home insurance. The first article, which appeared in Wednesday’s edition, took a look at how local fire departments train.

  • Car overturns on Woodlawn Road

    Car overturns on Woodlawn road, injuring three

    A car was traveling northbound on KY 605, Woodlawn overturned 6:33 p.m. Tuesday, when the driver lost control, sending the vehicle into a ditch.

    The driver of the vehicle told police she was not speeding and she lost control of the vehicle near a curve when she lost traction on the slippery road. The driver tapped the brakes and then had no control of the vehicle.

  • Local departments join together to train for fires

    This article, the first in a two-part series, takes a look at how Nelson County fire departments train their firefighters. The second article in the series will be published in the Friday, July 22, edition of The Kentucky Standard, and will explain how training and local water supply affect what homeowners pay on their home insurance.

  • Bardstown man flees Lexington police, arrested on drug charges

    A Bardstown man was arrested in Lexington Sunday night after allegedly reporting a false robbery, then running from police.

    According to Lexington Police Lt. Chris Van Brackel, John Hamilton, 27, called police at 9:17 p.m. to report he had been robbed at a car wash on the east side of Lexington.

  • Two injured in Washington County accident

    Kentucky State Police are investigating an accident in Washington County that sent two people to Flaget Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning.

    According to a KSP press release, the accident occurred at midnight at the intersection of U.S. 150 and Conners Road near Fredricktown. Christopher Barley, 17, Boston, allegedly pulled his 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the path of a 1996 Toyota Camry driven by Mackenzie Dunn, 17, Georgetown.

    Dunn and passenger Ashley Lynn, 17, Springfield, were transported to Flaget Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • 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.