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Police and Fire

  • Suspect in stabbing death now in custody

    The suspect in the stabbing death of a New Haven man turned himself in to authorities Monday in Hardin County.

    David Jerome Willett, 26, is accused of fatally wounding Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, New Haven, Thursday evening after a quarrel between the two men escalated into violence.

  • Man accused of shaking infant son to point of brain injury, broken ribs

    A Bardstown man is facing charges of assault and criminal abuse after injuring his 5-month-old son by shaking and squeezing him.

    Jeffrey K. Barnett, 25, was indicted Thursday for two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree criminal abuse. He was arrested Nov. 26 for the incident, which allegedly occurred sometime between Nov. 19 and Nov. 26.

  • Suspect in fatal stabbing turns himself in

    The suspect in the stabbing death of a New Haven man has turned himself in to authorities in Hardin County.

    David Jerome Willet is accused of fatally wounding Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, New Haven, Thursday evening after a quarrel between the two men escalated into violence.

  • Domestic fight escalates into fatal stabbing

    A New Haven man, formerly of Loretto, died Thursday night from multiple stab wounds received during a domestic dispute in an apartment in New Haven.

    Eric Douglas Stallard, 39, was in the process of being airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital when he died, according to a press release from the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. The helicopter was then diverted to Flaget Memorial Hospital where medical staff attempted to revive Stallard. He was pronounced dead by the coroner at 10 p.m.

  • Info on the go: Mobile data terminals are technological boon for police, EMS

    Normally, it’s concerning when a police officer asks for your social security number.

    But Bardstown Police Department officer Tim Simpson was merely demonstrating the capability of the department’s new mobile data terminals, secured by a grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Essentially a laptop, the MDT, as it is called, is mounted in Simpson’s patrol car and allows him access to data that previously could be gained only through a call to the Nelson County Dispatch.

  • Large barn destroyed by fire Monday

    A barn near the rear of the Maywood Golf Course burned to the ground Monday night, destroying a substantial amount of farm and construction equipment.

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department responded to the incident at about 7:15 p.m., but by then Second Assistant Chief Marlin Howard said the building had fallen in on itself. A large amount of hay had been stored in the barn, which caused the fire to grow quickly.

  • Head-on crash kills Bardstown man

    A Bardstown man was killed early Sunday morning in a head-on wreck on KY 55 several miles south of Bloomfield.

    According to an accident report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Matthew Hamilton, 34, Bardstown, suffered fatal injuries when the front of his car struck the front of a truck traveling the opposite direction.

  • Man hit while crossing West Stephen Foster

    A man suffered injuries to his arm, hip and head Friday morning when a car struck him as he tried to cross West Stephen Foster Avenue.

    Bardstown Police officer Tim Simpson identified the individual as Jerry Peake, 43.

    Peake was taken by ambulance to Flaget Memorial Hospital and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital.

    The incident occurred around 7 a.m. when it was still relatively dark outside.

  • Local police departments awarded grant for mobile data communications

    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) has awarded $265,300 in State Homeland Security Grants to Lincoln Trail Area Development District for the purchase of interoperable communications, Gov. Steve Beshear announced.

    Among the grants awarded included a $169,000 grant to purchase mobile data computers for fire departments in Elizabethtown, Vine Grove as well as Nelson, Meade, Hardin and Marion counties, Nelson County Sheriff’s office and emergency services in Nelson and Marion counties.

  • Police continue search for suspects in armed robbery Thursday

    Bardstown police were still searching for suspects Thursday in an armed robbery at Advance American Cash Advance in Kentucky Home Square shopping center. In a 911 call from the store at 12:47 p.m. Thursday, the store manager reported that a white male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a slim build, dressed in black clothing, a dark hat and a black ski mask, had made off with about $120.

    “He had a gun and he demanded money. Once he got the money he told her to go to the back of the store,” Bardstown Police Chief Charles Marksbury said.