Police and Fire

  • KSP collects 309 pounds of prescription drugs during second national 'Take Back' initiative

    KSP reports that the second National “Take Back” Initiative netted the agency 309 pounds of prescription drugs from those who wished to discard unwanted medications. Each of the16 KSP Post locations collected drugs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this past Saturday.

    The program, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is intended to give people a safe and convenient way to part with unneeded medications.  All drugs collected will be turned over to the DEA for disposal.

  • Police to post wanted photos

    The Bardstown Police Department will soon begin posting photos of suspected criminals at large on the department’s website and Facebook page.

    “My policy is that if people are wanted, we’re going to start putting their picture up,” Chief Rick McCubbin said. “I plan to keep the public updated on what’s going on around them as much as we can.”

    The police department’s website, which has been recently updated, is www.bardstownpolice.com.

  • Homeowner meets suspected burglar with baseball bat

    An alleged intruder into a home on Plum Run Road is still in the hospital after the homeowner struck him with a baseball bat.

  • Police search for U.S. 150 hit-and-run driver

    Kentucky State Police are still searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision that injured a Bardstown woman Saturday night.

  • Second man charged in series of burglaries

    A second man has been arrested for receiving stolen property in connection with a number of burglaries that have taken place in Bardstown and Louisville.

    William Cody Smith, 20, 60 Plum Run Road, was brought into Nelson County Jail at 6:14 p.m. May 1. Police had been searching for him approximately three days.

  • Bardstown man arrested for stealing machinery

    A Bardstown man was arrested recently and charged with stealing antique machinery.

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencings: April 29, 2011

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.


    • Edward L. “Buck” Williams, 26, Bardstown, received three separate sentences for trafficking in crack cocaine during March 2010.

  • Man sentenced for New Hope burglaries

    A New Haven man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after three burglaries in the New Hope area in July and September 2010.

    Steven A. Vicario, 21, New Haven, pleaded guilty in three separate cases and was denied probation in Nelson Circuit Court April 21.

    According to court records, a homeowner on Tollgate Road north of New Haven reported that between July 11-13, 2010, her home had been burglarized while she was on vacation. A lock box, several thousand dollars worth of jewelry and a bucket of rolled coins were missing.

  • Man sentenced for forging nonprofit’s checks

    A Bardstown man was sentenced to five years in prison after passing more than $3,000 in forged checks on the account of the Bardstown All Stars, a nonprofit cheerleading and gymnastics club.

    David W. Phelps, 32, Bardstown, was sentenced in five separate cases in Nelson Circuit Court April 21, mostly on theft by deception charges.

    According to court records, Phelps passed five $400 checks to himself and five to Handy Food Mart and Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Bardstown between September and November 2010.

  • One person injured in KY 245 accident

    A Cox’s Creek woman was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital after a car accident on KY 245 shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.

    According to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Nicole L. Sweazy, 35, slowed in traffic while driving south on KY 245 in the Rooster Run area. The vehicle behind her, which was being driven by Michael C. Gaffney, 25, of New Haven, struck the rear of her car.

    Neither Gaffney nor the passenger in his car was injured, according to police.