Police and Fire

  • Emails filed in lawsuit show concerns in December of some police officers violating chain of command

    Among documents filed in former Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby’s defamation suit are copies of emails showing issues with some officers respecting the proper chain of command.

    The emails show those issues dated back to at least December, when former Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin learned some police officers were going around him and directly to the mayor.

    Bardstown Mayor John Royalty seemed to have some unspecified issues with vehicle maintenance in a December 22 email concerning a business owned by Joe Prewitt.

  • Wrongful termination, defamation suit seeks 7-figure judgment

    Recent filings in a lawsuit against the City of Bardstown revealed a potential price tag should the plaintiff prevail — $2.7 million.

    That number includes $1 million for “embarrassment, humiliation and mental/emotional anguish” and $1.7 million in punitive damages, according to the filing by Keith Sparks, the attorney for former Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby.

  • Firefighter group promotes fellowship

    Kentucky fire departments are tasked with numerous responsibilities to make sure their organizations are running smoothly. They have to keep their fire engines maintained; acquire adequate gear — such as boots, gloves, bunker pants for members of the department; and all firefighters need a minimal amount of training each year, depending on whether they are paid or volunteer. 

  • Community remembers former fire chief

     A strong, gentle giant. 

    That’s the image that comes to mind when a few friends and family members are asked to describe James “Jim” Akin, a former fire chief who died Tuesday.

    Sandra Akin, Jim’s wife, said her late husband cared about Bardstown and Nelson County deeply. 

    “He might have been big in stature, but he had a very gentle heart,” she said.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 6-7, 2016

    Tonya  M. Johnson, 37, first-degree robbery.

    Jeffery Allen Lucas, 47, failure to appear.

    Trean May Lucas, 43, failure to appear.

    Letitia Ann Green, 45, receiving stolen property (firearm).

    Brian Keith Johnston, 35, second-degree robbery, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Seidah M. Montgomery, 37, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Ashely Lynn Nalley, 32, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

  • Jail Logs:Oct.4-6

    Clarissa L. Douglas, 41, probation violation.

    Sherry Lynn Lewis, 45, probation violation.

    Christopher W. Coy, 31, fourth-degree assault.

    David S. Hughes, 50, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., careless driving.

    Zachary A. Marksbury, 19, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    David Dewayne Osborne, 34, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Jeffery M. Harrison, 51, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Ashley Nicole Fogle, 29, failure to appear.

  • Jail Logs: Sept.30-Oct.4

    Richard Herman J. Cox, 49, probation violation, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order, failure to appear.

    Kimberly M. Downs, 25, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Jeffrey Scott Martin, 38, fourth-degree assault.

    Edward W. O’Bryan, 63, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree criminal trespassing.

  • Man robs US Bank in Loretto

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an armed bank robbery at the US Bank in Loretto at approximately 9:05 a.m. Thursday morning.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, there is only one suspect in the robbery. That suspect is a white male with dark hair. He is described as being about six feet tall and between 160 and 180 pounds.
    “We are reviewing surveillance videos from several businesses in Loretto and Lebanon,” Clements said.

  • Running in the rain

    The numbers were down this year because of the cold and damp weather, but the motorcyclists who braved the weather to participate in the fourth annual Jason Ellis Poker Run Saturday morning were warmed by the memory of a police officer who gave all to protect people.

  • Four injured in Friday crash on US 62

    Updated Sunday at 1:24 p.m. with identity of other driver and more details.

    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Boston Road late Friday afternoon and taken to area hospitals.

    Jo O' Bryan of 159 Caldwell Ave., Bardstown, who was driving a white 1993 Nissan pickup truck, was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS.