Police and Fire

  • City Fire Department receives rescue, brush truck, equipment

    By the end of the month, the Bardstown Fire Department should have the trucks and gear needed to replace equipment it was sharing with the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department.

    Last Tuesday, the City Council amended its 2015 fiscal year budget to transfer $158,039 from unrestricted reserves to the Fire Department to purchase equipment including a used tanker truck to serve areas inside the city limits without access to hydrants and a rescue and brush truck, as well as supplies for both.

  • Police searching for vehicle that hit 2-year-old

    A 2-year-old boy who was riding a scooter on Dixie Lane Monday evening was injured in a hit-and-run accident.

    Police and sheriff’s deputies were still looking for the dark vehicle and its driver Tuesday afternoon.

    Dispatchers received the call at 6:40 p.m. from 4007 Dixie Lane, off Old Nazareth Road just north of Bardstown.

  • Jail Logs: June 15-16

    James William Jensen, 44, two counts non-payment of fines.

    Calvin L. Embree, 26, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance.

    Orville Dwayne Beavers, 52, probation violation, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle.

    Alice Jean Drury, 42, first-degree burglary.


  • Jail Logs: June 11-12

    Amanda Lynn Staten, 24, failure to appear.

    Donald Dewayne Hughes, 54, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, no/expired registration plate.

    Matthew Ryan Turner, 26, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.

    Charles R. Miller, 40, menacing, reckless driving.

    Stephanie L. Hamilton, contempt of court.

    Maranda Marie Carey, 21, three counts contempt of court.

    Mykel Charles Cloud, 20, contempt of court.



  • Reconsider fire department separation, say councilmen

    Bardstown City Councilman Francis Lydian wants to give the marriage of the two fire departments another chance. But Mayor John Royalty insists it’s over.

    During the first reading of the mayor’s proposed budget for 2016, which includes a $1.2 million increase to pay for a full-time City of Bardstown Fire Department, the council’s senior member urged other city officials to reconsider a proposal on consolidating the city’s Fire Department with the nonprofit Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

  • Jail Logs: June 10-11

    James Wayne Girdley, 30, non-payment of fines.

    Shannon Marie Davis, 40, flagrant non-support.

    Darren E. Calvert, 46, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs.



  • Jail Logs: June 8-9

    Jessica Lynn Dowell, 32, serving bench warrant for court.

    Timothy M. Maddox, 26, contempt of court, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Ann Marie Odle, 56, fourth-degree assault.



  • Man flees officers after report of physical domestic

    A man sustained facial injuries Saturday when he resisted arrest after a short pursuit by officers.

    According to Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly, officers were dispatched to Pinehurst Drive on report of a physical domestic. A man involved, Joseph M. Hutchison, 52, of Bardstown reportedly left the scene intoxicated in a blue pickup truck. Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Levi Preston observed the truck on Poplar Flat going toward U.S. 150.

  • Off-duty cop stops shoplifter

    An off-duty Mt. Washington police officer helped capture a shoplifter Saturday after the man used force on loss prevention staff at Wal-Mart.

    According to Bardstown Police Captain Tom Roby, Thomas Andrew Myers, 31, of Culloden, W. Va ., was arrested Saturday when he allegedly tried to shoplift from Wal-Mart. When confronted by the store’s loss prevention staff, Roby said, Myers fought with them, pushed the loss prevention officer and from the store toward Lowe’s on East John Rowan Boulevard.

  • Man arrested after fleeing from police

    A Louisville man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly driving intoxicated and fleeing from police.

    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, officers received a report of an intoxicated man leaving the Busy Bee area in a gray Honda heading toward Bardstown at around 4:52 a.m. Nelson County Dispatch received a second call regarding the subject about 10 minutes later, stating the man was at Five Star on the corner of Stephen Foster Ave and Second Street.