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Police and Fire

  • 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.

  • 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.