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Police and Fire

  • Mayor ordered BPD to stand down during jail assistance call

    Bardstown Police refused to assist sheriff’s deputies with unruly prisoners at the Nelson County Jail Wednesday, citing orders from Mayor John Royalty to stand down.

    On Thursday, Royalty confirmed he told officers not to enter the jail after he received a phone call from acting Bardstown Police Chief Capt. McKenzie Mattingly.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2016

    Jail Logs: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2016

     

    Michael Dean Wilburn, 21, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance.

    Stephanie R. Wright, 33, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, third-degree terroristic threatening, buy/possession drug paraphernalia, third-degree criminal trespassing.

    Shannon Dean Thomas, 34, cultivate in marijuana five plants or more, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 28-31, 2016

    Jail Logs: Oct. 28-31, 2016

     

    Amanda Dannell Allen, 31, non-payment of fines.

    John Francis Willett, 25, driving on a DUI-suspended license, failure to wear seat belts.

    Christopher Hardesty, 30, failure to appear.

    Anthony T. Proctor, 31, complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Anthony T. Proctor, 53, complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Kenneth Wayne Slack, 28, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., careless driving.

  • Four indicted Wednesday by special grand jury

    A special grand jury indicted four people Wednesday, out of the ordinary schedule for grand juries in Nelson County.

    Patrick S. Rapier, 33, was indicted on charges of second-degree escape, first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree fleeing and evading police on foot, first-degree fleeing and invading police in a vehicle, and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 27-28, 2016

    Jeremy M. Fowler, 45, contempt of court, libel/slander, resistance to order (two counts), failure to appear, citation for misdemeanor. 

    William J. Martin, 31, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, probation violation (for felony offense), failure to appear, citation for misdemeanor. 

    Rachel M. Chilton, 24, non-payment of fines. 

  • Festival small portion of Bardstown Police overtime expenditures during KBF week

    Large events such as the Kentucky Bourbon Festival have been one of several factors cited for runaway overtime spending in the Bardstown Police Department’s budget, but timesheets from the city suggest otherwise.

    From May 22 to Sept. 24, Bardstown Police officers accrued 1,982 hours of overtime, not counting holiday pay and federal grant money, according to an analysis by The Kentucky Standard of time sheets obtained from the city through an open records request.

  • Panel presents three names for police chief

     And then there were three.

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 25-27, 2016

    Oct. 25-26

    Thomas Frank Hawkins, 29, failure to appear.

    Kenneth Lee Scott, 40, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia.

    Cory Allen D. Sweatt, 21, receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia.

    Thomas Leon Cothern, 28, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting.

  • Two indicted for stolen bulldozer

     Two Bardstown men with the same first and last names were indicted Wednesday on complicity to receiving stolen property charges, a Class C felony. 

  • Jail Logs: Oct. 21-24, 2016

    David Mitchell Lucas, 32, probation violation.

    Kimberly M. Downs, 25, probation violation.

    Henry Manuel Hagan, 31, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Brenda M. Hamlet, 39, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Latasha Ann Ringer, 29, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    William C. Despain, 32, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., careless driving.