Police and Fire

  • 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.

  • Log truck overturns on Blue Grass; none injured

    A blown tire sent a semi truck hauling a load of cedar logs across three lanes of Blue Grass Parkway traffic, a median and a roadside ditch Tuesday afternoon, yet the driver walked away uninjured.

  • Man sentenced for shooting at father's truck

    A Bardstown man who shot at a truck his father was driving has been sentenced to five years in prison.

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a residence on Surge Lane in Bardstown June 23, 2010, on a report of a domestic dispute with shots fired, according to court documents. James H. Crume III, 28, told police he had gotten into an argument with his father, James H. Crume II, and fired gunshots at a truck while his father was inside.

  • Car flips on parkway; two injured

    Two Winchester residents were injured after their car veered off Blue Grass Parkway early Friday morning.

    Angela R. Gray, 34, was driving eastward about 5:25 a.m. when she lost control of her 2011 Nissan Versa for an unknown reason and drove off the north edge of the roadway into the grass median, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle struck a guard rail and overturned several times. Gray and passenger Donald W. Foster were ejected from the vehicle.

  • 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.