Police and Fire

  • KSP: Don’t leave children in hot cars


    Parents must not leave children alone in hot cars as temperatures rise. That’s a reminder from the Kentucky State Police.

    It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council reports nine children have already died in 2014 from being left in hot cars across the U.S.

  • Jail Logs: July 3-4

    Jonathan D. Case, 37, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, prescription not in original container.

    James Ryan Underwood, 23, contempt of court.

    James Anthony Linton, 37, possess a controlled substance, prescription not in original container.

    Dustin Tyler Clark, 23, contempt of court.

  • Jail Logs: July 2-3

    Jacob Michael Linton, 22, probation violation.

    Rae Jean Sailor, 31, third-degree criminal trespassing.

    Alvin Jones, 27, giving officer false name or address, alcohol intoxication.

    Ashley B. Hefley, 38, contempt of court.

    Barbara J. Martinez, 47, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving.

    Susan Joyce Mitchell, 41, third-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Jail Logs: July 1-2

    Sherry Lynn Hack, 56, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

    Melena G. Washburn, 36, public intoxication.

    Charles A. Ranscheart, 50, fourth-degree assault.

    Alexandria L. Taylor, 34, two counts of contempt of court.

    Jason Wayne Taylor, 36, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, reckless driving.

  • Bluegrass Court home damaged by suspected electrical fire
  • Jail Logs: June 30- July 1

    Bobby Lee Smith, 30, flagrant non-support.

    James Thomas Gilpin, 45, contempt of court.

    Christopher M. Cox, 24, flagrant non-support.

    Michael Nick J. Crume, 26, leaving the scene of an accident, no operators/moped license.

    Ricky Merwyn Stinson, 35, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, driving on DUI suspended license, possess open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, terroristic threatening.

  • Jail Logs: June 27-30

    Scotty Lee Johnson, 39, probation violation.

    Brenda M. Goodlett, 37, contempt of court.

    William J. Culver, 52, parole violation, contempt of court.

    James R. Mattingly, 61, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Michael C. Sheakley, 25, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Harold T. Jackson, 45, contempt of court.

    John David J. Wheeler, 39, reckless driving.

    Wilbert T. Spalding, 43, second-degree assault.

  • Jail Logs: June 26-27

    Joseph Ryan Matthews, 30, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear seat belts, failure to appear.

  • Ceremony marks naming of Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Highway

    Family members of a Bardstown police officer who was murdered last year were at the State Capitol Wednesday to witness the ceremonial signing of legislation that will designate a stretch of highway in Nelson County the “Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Highway.”

    Ellis was ambushed in an unsolved murder in the early morning hours of May 25, 2013, shortly after completing a shift.

  • Social media helps Bardstown man find missing dog

    Within minutes of posting about a missing dog on Facebook Wednesday, Bardstown Police said they were able to track down a local man’s beloved pet.

    Police posted about Snuggles, a 6-year-old King Charles Pekingese, which they believed was stolen from her owner’s, Kenny Payne, home on Hurstbourne Drive on Saturday.

    They also posted a photo of a suspect vehicle.

    After posting the photo, police immediately began receiving tips and were able to locate the dog.