Police and Fire

  • Timeline set for hire of permanent dispatch director

    A week after dispatch consultant Joe Mattingly was named interim director of the Nelson County Dispatch Center, the E-911 Dispatch Board set a timeline for the hiring of a permanent dispatch director at its May 18 meeting.

    The board decided to advertise for the position for a minimum of two weeks, with advertisement ending June 30. The board will use the month of July to conduct interviews and background checks with a tentative hire date set for Aug. 1.

  • Police search for man seeking neighborhood children

    An Edgewood subdivision resident called dispatch Friday night to report a man had come to her door to ask where children in the neighborhood lived.

    Bardstown Police officers reported to the area around 9 p.m. and interviewed a second person who reported the man said he was selling children’s books, Maj. Ray Lewis said.

    Several police officers searched the area but were unable to find the man, who was described as a white male in his 50s, driving a white truck with possible Georgia plates.

  • Man indicted for 20 counts of sodomy

    Elvin JuJuan Jenkins, 33, Bardstown, was indicted for 20 counts of first-degree sodomy, a class B felony, in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday.

    According to the indictment, Jenkins engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by use of forcible compulsion sometime between July 30, 2010, and April 22.

    The alleged victim was a 12-year-old female, according to Bardstown Police Detective Barbara Roby. However, it is unclear from the indictment if there was a single alleged victim or multiple victims.

  • Sodomy, sex abuse charges span Nelson, Marion county line

    A New Hope man has been indicted in Nelson Circuit Court for first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse after forced sexual contact with a minor younger than 18.

  • Three arrested for shooting, assault

    Three people with possible connections to a “vicious circle” of retaliatory shootings, an assault and a possible arson were arrested in a sweep by Bardstown Police Thursday and Friday, Chief Rick McCubbin said, along with five others who formed a “network” of lawbreakers. 

    Violent incidents, some of them drug-related, have been occurring for several months, many of them in the area of Ashberry Manor and Wilble Boulevard, north of KY 245 near Dairy Queen, according to McCubbin.

  • Woman extricated from car after two-vehicle wreck

    A Lawrenceburg woman was extricated from her vehicle after a collision with another car around 6 p.m. May 19 dented in the driver's side of her car, trapping her inside.

  • Unharmed driver climbs out rear window

    The driver of a white Camaro that flipped around the 9-mile marker of Loretto Road Friday afternoon climbed out with only a few scratches.

    Francis S. Clark, 28, of St. Francis, was traveling south on Loretto Road as a light rain fell about 1:12 p.m. Friday. About half a mile outside Bardstown, he lost control of his vehicle and the car flipped into a ditch on the west side of the road. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper C.G. Perry, Clark was driving too fast for road conditions, at 50-55 mph.

  • Photo: Car flips on U.S. 150
  • Cox’s Creek man injured when car hits tractor

    A Cox’s Creek man suffered possible head injuries after a car struck his tractor.

    Mack Holt was driving his farm tractor north on Louisville Road around 4:48 p.m. May 11 when a vehicle driven by Brandy L. Radcliffe, Bardstown, struck the rear of the tractor. Holt was thrown onto the road.

    He was transported to Flaget, then to University Hospital in Louisville, where he was in critical condition Thursday.

  • Interim director named for Dispatch Center

    The Nelson County E-911 Dispatch Board named Joe Mattingly interim director for the Nelson County Dispatch Center at its May 11 meeting. Milt Spalding, who has served as the center’s day-to-day operations manager for about a month, was named interim assistant director.