Police and Fire

  • Photo: Semi-truck Collision
  • Two arrested for spree of auto thefts, burglaries

    John Riggs was driving to work Wednesday morning when he saw a van belonging to his business, Riggs Carpet and Flooring, occupied by two people he didn’t recognize.

    “There’s my van coming down the hill, pulling right out in front of me,” Riggs said. He called the police.

    “Officers just saturated the area and located the vehicle,” Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby said. They stopped the van about 7 a.m. on Susannah Avenue.

  • Photos: Car vs. Truck
  • Bardstown man suspected of burglarizing neighbor

    Police recovered most of the electronics taken in a June 10 burglary on Cathedral Manor and arrested a suspect in the burglary Wednesday afternoon.

    Zachory T. Kessinger, 19, Bardstown, was charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking after he was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    According to Bardstown Police Detective Lynn Davis, Kessinger is suspected of burglarizing an apartment in the same building where he lives at 319 Cathedral Manor.

  • Man arrested for possession of child porn

    A police search of a Bardstown residence Monday resulted in the arrest of Harry S. Houck II, 24, for possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

    The Bardstown Police Department seized electronics and computers at 127 Patriot Drive at 11:28 p.m. Monday as part of a several-months-long investigation headed by Officer Jason Woodson. The electronics will undergo forensic review, a report from Bardstown Police stated.

  • Police still searching for escaped cow

    Bardstown and Nelson County police are still searching for a cow after it escaped from Bardstown Animal Clinic Monday afternoon.

    Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin was the first to encounter the animal at the intersection of Third Street and KY 245. Bardstown Police officers used their vehicles to corner the cow near Kroger on KY 245 but the cow disappeared into a residential neighborhood. The cow escaped into a patch of woods near Ashberry Drive, where a group of children spotted it around 5 p.m.

  • One dead, another injured after car overturns in rock quarry

    An elderly woman died and her son was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital after a car's sudden erratic behavior sent it over the edge of Cedar Creek rock quarry about 6:15 p.m. Friday.

    Florence R. McRay, 91, Springfield, died at the scene. She was a passenger in the car driven by her son, Ronnie R. McRay, Lebanon. McRay was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and police and then airlifted by helicopter from a landing zone on KY 245 to the University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Photos: False Alarm at the Bank
  • Bardstown Police release stats on investigations, arrests for portion of 2011



    A report released by the Bardstown Police Department last week provides a glimpse into the number and types of investigations the department has undertaken in the past three months.

    From March 1 to June 2, the department opened and conducted investigations into 23 burglaries, six rapes and 161 thefts. During that period, the department made 74 drug-related arrests, 32 theft-related arrests, 25 arrests for assault, 25 arrests for burglary or receiving stolen property and 30 arrests for driving under the influence.

  • Blood trail leads police to suspected burglar

    Police followed a trail of blood to the home of a suspect in an attempted burglary Thursday morning.

    Kendra K. Ditto, 19, Bardstown, was arrested around noon Thursday and charged with second-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence, according to a report from the Bardstown Police Department.

    Police were called to 106 O’Finn Court at 9:13 a.m. and discovered a window apparently broken during an attempted burglary, Bardstown Capt. Tom Roby said.