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Police and Fire

  • Woman with Houck ties arrested for stealing ‘Prayers’ sign

    After numerous signs supporting Crystal Rogers went missing earlier this month — many found damaged — surveillance video has allegedly linked at least one of the thefts to a woman with ties to Brooks Houck.

  • Jail logs, July 20-21, 2017

    Joseph Michael Payne, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Stacy Michelle Clan, 39, complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (meth) complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (opiates), second-degree trafficking in controlled substance (hallucinogen), complicity to tampering with physical evidence, third-degree trafficking in controlled substance, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, possession (all 2017).

  • Part of Wickland property destroyed by fire

    An early 19th century house beside the Wickland mansion was badly damaged by fire just after midnight Friday.

    Todd Spalding, an investigator for the Bardstown Fire Department, said it appears the fire was the result of arson.

    Firefighters were called out at 12:30 a.m. to respond to the fire. When they arrived, there were flames coming out a front window.

    “It took us several hours to get the fire under control,” he said.

    Nelson County Fire and Rescue assisted the city firefighters in battling the blaze.

  • Police investigating possible shooting

    Update: July 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m.: Detective Mike Kaminski with the Nelson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the shooting was an "accidental, self-inflicted" gunshot. 

    About 1:25 p.m. Thursday, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible shooting on Pleasurefield Avenue after a man was found unresponsive. The incident is under investigation and no details have been released.

    Check back for more information as it become available.

  • Marksbury pleased to be chief again — for now

    Six years after he retired as Bardstown’s police chief, Charles David Marksbury is back at the helm again. But this time, his only purpose is to steady the ship until his successor can set a new course.

    Mayor Dick Heaton named Marksbury interim chief July 6 when he dismissed Chief Steve Uram, who had been on the job for only eight months.

  • Marksbury pleased to be chief again — for now

    Six years after he retired as Bardstown’s police chief, Charles David Marksbury is back at the helm again. But this time, his only purpose is to steady the ship until his successor can set a new course.

    Mayor Dick Heaton named Marksbury interim chief July 6 when he dismissed Chief Steve Uram, who had been on the job for only eight months.

  • New Haven man indicted on felony sex charges

    A New Haven man was indicted Wednesday on felony sex charges for offenses that allegedly occurred in May.

    Steven Luvisi, 41, is charged with first-degree sodomy and incest of a victim under 12. Both are Class A felony charges.

    According to the indictment, the offenses occurred on or before May 23, 2017 in Nelson County. Luvisi is accused of engaging in deviate sexual intercourse with another person less than 12 years of age.

    Bail was set at $100,000 cash only, plus conditions, and his arraignment is set for Aug. 3.

  • Six injured when truck rolls over knob

    Five juveniles and one adult were injured late Saturday night when a truck rolled over a hill near Howardstown Road near Marion and LaRue counties.

    In all, nine people were involved in the incident. Three adults were not hurt.

    Three medical helicopters, ambulances from three agencies and first responders from several fire and rescue services, and law enforcement agencies helped with the rescue.

    All of the patients were transported in stable condition and were taken to area hospitals.

  • Jail logs, July 14-18, 2017

    Carlton D. Darnell, 28, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, failure to appear.

    Cody Gene Kid, 20, enhancement of trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to less than five pounds, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

    William H. Mattingly, 20, contempt of court.

    Austin Blake Aldridge, 19, failure to appear, two counts non-payment of fines (2017), failure to appear (2017 Marion District).

    Donald T. Wilson, 40, non-payment of fines.

  • Jail logs, July 13-14

    Joseph Ethan Chesser, 27, failure to appear.

    Richard Eric Conner, 46, three counts failure to appear, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree persistent felony offender.

    Shawn Allen Johnson, 25, failure to appear (2017).

    Matthew Travis Delk, 32, complicity to and enhancement of cultivate in marijuana five plants or more, complicity to and enhancement of trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, complicity to and enhancement of possession of drug paraphernalia.