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Police and Fire

  • Man indicted for assaulting police officer

    A Bardstown man has been indicted for assaulting and threatening a Bardstown Police officer.

    David Mitchell Lindsey, 55, was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and menacing.

    According to the indictment, sometime between Dec. 26 and 27, 2010, Lindsey allegedly kicked Bardstown Police Officer McKenzie Mattingly in the head and threatened Mattingly with serious physical injury or death.

  • Accident claims life of Bardstown man

    A two-car accident claimed the life of a Bardstown man Saturday night.

    Roger A. Miller, 49, 313 Piper Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene by Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin. He died from blunt force trauma, according to Houghlin.

    The accident happened around 10:20 p.m. when Miller, who was traveling east on U.S. 62 in a red 1997 Chevy, crossed the centerline into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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  • 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.