Police and Fire

  • Administrative hearing held Thursday concerning status of BPD officer

    The status of suspended Bardstown Police Officer Nick Houck could be decided as early as Friday.

    Bardstown City Attorney Tim Butler confirmed in an interview with The Kentucky Standard that an administrative hearing was held Thursday concerning the status of Houck, with a decision being made “within the next short period of time.”

  • Bardstown woman arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana

    A Bardstown woman has been arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of a weapon following a traffic stop, according to a Bardstown Police Department press release.

  • Injury accident involves BPD detective, juvenile

    A Bardstown Police detective was involved in a two-vehicle injury accident early Tuesday morning at the intersection of Chaplin Road and Arnold Lane.
    According to Sgt. Kaelen Matthews of the Nelson County Sherriff’s Office, Detective Jason Woodson was driving a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr and making a left hand turn from Chaplin Road onto Arnold Lane when a 2003 Saturn Vue driven by a juvenile was traveling west on Chaplin Road and the two vehicles made contact.
    Woodson’s vehicle overturned, striking a stop sign and utility pole guide wire.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 14-15

    Michael G. Walker, 45, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, reckless driving.

    Evan James Lyons, 21, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Michael Dean Milburn, 20, possession of marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Douglas P. Adams, 33, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

  • Three arrested in relation to vehicle thefts, possession of controlled substance

    Three Bardstown men have been arrested in relation to theft from vehicles and possession of drugs.

    According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, on Oct. 11 Bardstown Police responded to multiple calls of vehicles being ransacked and numerous vehicle thefts in the Springhill subdivision and Parkview Drive areas.

    Acting on tips, on Oct. 14 at about noon, Bardstown Police officers responded to the area of 116 Barberry Lane to investigate a possible suspect and a suspect vehicle used in the thefts.

  • Bardstown man killed in Saturday wreck in Bullitt County

    A Bardstown man was killed in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Bullitt County. 

    According to Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings, 25-year-old Matthew Curry was driving near 959 Deatsville Road early Saturday morning when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. 

    Curry was pronounced dead at the scene.  No passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and no other vehicles were involved. 

    The incident occurred a few minutes before 1 a.m. Saturday, and Billings said speed may have been a factor.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 13-14

    Michael Edward Auberry, 34, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

    Cody Ray Hendrickson, 29, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

    Timothy E. Underwood, 23, failure to appear.

    Kenneth Ray Woolley, 32, failure to appear.


  • Juvenile collides with van

    A juvenile was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after his bicycle collided with a van on East Broadway.
    According to Officer Glenn Wheatley of the Bardstown Police Department, three juvenile males were riding bikes down the hill on East Broadway. Two of the juveniles moved to the side of the road but a third juvenile, a 15-year-old male, collided with a van that was turning into the parking lot of the Civil War Museum.

  • Tuesday morning rollover sends semi driver to hospital

    Update: 3:15 p.m. - The scene has been cleared and all lanes are open.

    The driver of a semi was injured during a rollover accident Tuesday morning at the 27-mile marker eastbound on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Kiger of Smyrna, Tenn., was traveling westbound when he crossed over the median and into the eastbound lanes. The semi — owned by A.L.A. Trucking of Anderson, Ind. — overturned and came to rest on the driver’s side.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 12-13

    Carlos Eugene Bryan, 52, non-payment of fines.

    Owen Lee Maddox, 37, first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy.

    John Tyler Yates, 26, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Christopher R. Myles, 31,  failure to appear.

    Jerry G. Alcorn, 32, contempt of court.

    James M. Gilpin, 33, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Kenneth Earl Douglas, 32, parole violation.

    Elizabeth G. DeWitt, 22, fourth-degree assault.