Police and Fire

  • Cox’s Creek woman shoots her own leg accidentally

    A Cox’s Creek woman accidentally shot herself in the leg then drove herself to Flaget Hospital early Thursday morning.

    “The story I got was that she is a single female that lives at home by herself, keeps a gun near her when she’s sleeping,” Nelson County Sheriff’s Dep. Ramon Pineiroa said. He said he wasn’t sure why the woman had the gun in her hand at the time of the shooting.

  • Lexington man airlifted from BG wreck

    A Lexington man was airlifted from a single-vehicle car accident shortly after noon Wednesday on the Blue Grass Parkway.

    Shawn Williams, 34, was traveling west in a black Chevrolet Impala a few miles east of the Boston exit when he left the roadway, struck several trees and overturned, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Two arrested for attempted burglary, car break-ins

    Two Bardstown residents were arrested early Monday morning for the attempted burglary of an apartment and several car break-ins in Henrytown.

    Darrian D. Ellery, 18, Bardstown, and Kendra K. Ditto, 19, Bardstown, were placed in the Nelson County Jail March 14, charged with second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree criminal mischief. Ellery had additional charges of theft by unlawful taking and third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Woman allegedly hits police cruisers at department’s front door

    A Bardstown woman was arrested for DUI early Friday after allegedly driving through the Nelson County Justice Center parking lot and striking two Bardstown Police cruisers.

    At about 1:30 a.m., Bardstown Police Officer Eric Spiker stopped Karla D. Johnson, 35, after he noticed that both driver’s side tires were flat on the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving west on U.S. 150. When Johnson stopped, Spiker saw the vehicle had been involved in a collision.

  • Three charged with copper theft at Nelson County Schools construction site

    Three men have been arrested and at least one juvenile will be charged in connection with the burglary of several hundred pounds of copper pipe from the former Nelson County Central Office at 1200 Cardinal Drive March 8.

    Joshua D. Taylor, 18, Bardstown, and Robert “Dillon” Rowlett, 18, New Haven, were charged Tuesday afternoon with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony. Joining them at Nelson County Jail was Jamie J. Owens, 20, Boston, who was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $500.

  • Woman dies after car hits tree on Samuels Loop

    A Cox’s Creek area woman is dead after her car hit a tree on Samuels Loop Wednesday morning.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Wendy Jean Kilgour, 50, was traveling south in a red 2007 SAAB when she dropped off the side of the road, overcorrected, then struck a tree. The vehicle spun around, crossed over the road again and came to a rest in the southbound ditch.

    The accident occurred approximately 8:25 a.m. March 9 around the 900 block of Samuels Loop in Cox’s Creek.

  • Boston native, WKU student killed

    Boston native Chase R. Keith, a 20-year-old Western Kentucky University student, died the morning of March 5 after being hit by a truck.

    Waste Management Inc. truck driver Ronald L. Meredith told police officers that he was driving down Nashville Road in Bowling Green at about 3:08 a.m. Saturday when Keith, dressed in “extremely dark clothing,” apparently ran in front of his vehicle.

  • Office building struck in car wreck

    A wreck Thursday at East Stephen Foster Avenue and Second Street involved a pickup, a car and a 200-year-old office building.

    Bardstown Police Officer Tom Blair said Jessica Fackler was traveling east on East Stephen Foster Avenue, approaching the intersection with Second Street, in a Chevy S10. She said she was following the car in front of her and didn’t know if the traffic light was red or green.

  • Battling the blaze: Fire destroys much of Louisville Road house

    A house fire at 4655 Louisville Road caused extensive smoke, fire and heat damage throughout the home Wednesday.

    “We had extensive damage to one end of the house where the garage was and the living area above the garage had extensive fire damage,” Fire Chief Anthony Mattingly said.

  • Counterfeit $100 bills may have come from Marion County

    Although two $100 counterfeit bills were passed in Bardstown recently, at least one of them was unbeknownst to the person presenting it.

    Rick McCubbin, Bardstown Police Department interim chief, said two businesses notified police Monday that they had received counterfeit bills. One was Salt River Electric, where a man attempted to pay on his account with a fake $100 bill.