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Police and Fire

  • Murder case certified as death-penalty eligible

    Four people who stand accused of killing a Bardstown teenager during a May robbery could face the death penalty after filings last week in Nelson Circuit Court.

    Prosecutors certified the murder and robbery charges as capital offenses that carry the potential for severe sentences, including imprisonment for 20-50 years, life, life without parole for 25 years, imprisonment for life without parole, or the death penalty.

  • Mayor names committee to select police chief

    Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton has named an eight-member panel to review applications for the city’s new chief of police.

    He announced its members at the end of the City Council’s meeting Tuesday night.

    The committee is tasked with helping the mayor find a replacement for Chief Steve Uram, who was fired by Heaton July 6.

  • Jail logs, July 11-13, 2017

    Bobby Dewayne Parker, 24, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (2016), failure to appear (Bullitt District).

    William G. Morris, 39, violation of conditions of release.

    Angela Jean Clark, 40, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (2017).

    Eddie Thomas Clark 38, failure to appear (2017).

    Martice N. McRae, 20, contempt of court (2016).

    Kristen Paige Quick, 24, flagrant non-support.

    Gregory Steven Meyer, 39, fourth-degree assault.

  • Nelson County E-911 awarded $10K in grants

    The county’s 911 service was awarded two grants this week that will provide more than $10,000, according to an announcement Monday.

    The first grant, totaling $7,599, will go toward upgrading the 911 dispatch recording system. Meanwhile, $2,680 has also been designated to provide for improved support in the director’s office.

  • ‘Complacency kills’

    When Steve Wright was a policeman, a piece of fabric saved his life. Now it’s his mission to save other officers.

    Wright, an instructor for Below 100, a national effort to reduce the number of police officers who die in the line of duty to fewer than 100 a year, shared his story during the class he led for Nelson County sheriff’s deputies and other officers last week in Bardstown.

  • Jail logs, July 7-11, 2017

    Kori D. Houghlin, 19, complicity to and enhancement of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams meth), complicity to and enhancement of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), complicity to and enhancement of possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to and enhancement of possession of marijuana, (all 2017).

  • Jail logs, July 6-7, 2017

    Marley Renee Johnson, 30, probation violation.

  • Ousted chief had been ‘eminently qualified’

    Eight months.

    That’s how long Steve Uram was given to prove himself as Bardstown’s police chief. His time with the city ended Thursday.

    Uram was hired last fall by former Mayor John Royalty to replace Rick McCubbin, who resigned in April 2016 after Royalty reorganized the Bardstown Police Department without consulting McCubbin — while the chief was on medical leave.

  • Steve Uram out as Bardstown Police chief

    Steve Uram is no longer Bardstown’s police chief.

    Uram confirmed late Thursday morning that he had been let go by Mayor Dick Heaton.

    “It’s true. It’s effective immediately. Apparently my management style didn’t match that of the new mayor,” Uram said in a brief phone conversation.

    “It came as a surprise,” he said, adding that he had done a good job.

  • UPDATE: Found safe

    UPDATE: Emily S. Ball has been reported as found according to a Facebook post and call from a relative. The woman's mother called The Kentucky Standard to report that Ball was found safe and is in a hospital in Louisville.