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Police and Fire

  • 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.

  • One dead in Thursday night vehicle crash

    One person is dead following a vehicle crash on Louisville Road  (U.S. 31E) near the Spencer-Nelson County Line.

    An official from the Transportation Operations Center said the center sent out an alert about the crash shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday. The crash occurred about one mile into Spencer County.

    The victim’s name and age have not yet been released.

    The Kentucky Standard will update this story as information follows.

  • Police respond to report of threat made against high school

    Law enforcement officers were on hand at Nelson County High School on Friday morning after reports of a threat made against the school circulated on social media Thursday night.

    “The police were there this morning as an extra precaution to make sure everybody got in OK that needed to get in,” Superintendent Anthony Orr said Friday in a phone interview.   

    While a small police presence remained at the school, Orr said the majority of law enforcement had left to pursue leads on the threat.

  • Jail logs, Sept. 23-27

    David James Hancock, 33, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Benjamin T. Roberts, 35, flagrant non-support.

    Daniel Lee Marshall, 39, non-payment of fines.

    Francis Scott Clark, 33, two counts contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Jacquelynn R. Hipps, 37, failure to appear.

    David Ray Clifford, 48, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Stacey R. Reames, 35, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Jody Welch, 42, probation violation.

  • Man killed in motorcycle wreck, found Monday

    A man found off the roadway along Ky. 52 near the Marion County line Monday was killed in an apparent motorcycle wreck, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Ed Mattingly said Adam Whitlock, 34, was found by family after they started searching for him. Whitlock was originally from Magnolia, Mattingly said, but had been staying with family in Loretto.

    Mattingly said Whitlock was last seen alive Saturday night and it was not clear when exactly he was killed.

  • Two arrested in Moore Avenue raid

    Two people were arrested Monday morning in a drug raid on a Bardstown home led by the Bardstown Police Flex Team and agents with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    Timothy Lee Yonts, 46, and Blair Marie Zachery, 27, were arrested. Yonts was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Zachery faces first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

  • BFD gets $633,746 federal grant

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded a $633,746 grant to the Bardstown Fire Department for hiring and training volunteer firefighters.

    “This grant is a huge win for the city of Bardstown, its citizens and the Fire Department,” said Capt. Todd Spalding, who handled the grant application. “The grant is 100 percent funded. No matching contributions have to be made by the city.”

  • Jail Logs: Sept. 22-23, 2016

    Mitchell R. Ramsey, 35, parole violation.

    Raymond R. Leeman, 24, non-payment of fines, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Brian Keith Boone, 41, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Patrick S. Rapier, 33, complicity to cultivate in marijuana five plants or more, complicity to traffic in marijuana, complicity to buy/possess drug paraphernalia, complicity to possess marijuana, second-degree persistent felony offender.