Police and Fire

  • Bardstown police announce crime reduction details

    Bardstown Police announced the formation of a crime reduction detail Thursday that will “saturate” certain areas of the city, following the assault and robbery of a pizza delivery driver in the Salem Hills neighborhood Tuesday night.

    “We’re going to nip this in the bud,” Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby said. “We aren’t going to tolerate this stuff.”

  • Jail Logs: May 6-7

     Homer L. Coleman, 27, contempt of court.

    Amanda C. Snellen, 29, contempt of court.

    Megan G. Vittitow, 21, contempt of court.

    Shyecia T. Grundy, 18, theft by deception.

    India O. Butler, 19, contempt of court.

    Carl L. Gabehart, 32, theft by deception, first-degree persistent felony offender, two counts failure to appear.


  • Pizza delivery driver jumped, robbed Tuesday night

     A pizza delivery driver was reportedly jumped and robbed Tuesday night outside a residence at 122 Ashberry Drive, the day after a home invasion at the same apartment complex.

    The incident was reported to Nelson County Dispatch at 10:54 p.m. Tuesday. According to Bardstown Police Captain Tom Roby, the delivery driver was treated for injuries at the scene by Nelson County EMS, but refused transport to the hospital.

  • Firefighters respond to Shumate Lane Wednesday morning

     Firefighters responded to Shumate Lane Wednesday morning on report of a possible structure fire.

    According to Fire Chief Marlin Howard, crews arrived to find light smoke and flames coming from the kitchen area of the home.

    Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and ventilate the home.

    Howard said the fire and damage was mostly contained to the kitchen area and appeared to have been caused by an electrical issue around the refrigerator. 

    No one was home at the time of the fire, which was called in by passers-by.

  • Jail Logs: May 5-6

     Lamour R. McBride, 40, second-degree persistent felony offender, flagrant non-support.

    Jeremy S. Riddle, 34, flagrant non-support.

    Carlton J. Hudson, 53, flagrant non-support.

    Christopher G. House, 53, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Jaylin M. Conner, 20, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, two counts buy/possess drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana.

    Steven J. Reed, 31, operating non motor vehicle under influence of intoxicants.


  • Crimes against persons spike in recent days

    Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said Tuesday several recent crimes have taken a disturbing turn.

    “We’re starting to see a spike in crimes against persons,” McCubbin said.

    That is in contrast to crimes against property, which is the majority of what local agencies deal with and often take the form of theft or burglary.

    But since Thursday, there have been at least three robberies or attempted robberies.

  • Mayor wants corporation to contract on fire service

    Bardstown Mayor John Royalty wants the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department to cease operations and contract with the city to provide fire service for the unincorporated area of the county it now serves.

    The Kentucky Standard received a copy of the May 1 letter Royalty sent Stacy Faulkner, chairman of the nonprofit corporation board, outlining his proposal for renegotiating the contract between the city and the corporation.

  • Three arrested in Monday morning home invasion

    Three people are in jail after a police investigation of a home invasion robbery Monday morning where the victim awoke to a gun pointed at his head.

    The robbers wanted drugs, a common factor in many of the crimes local police are seeing.

    “Drugs are the nexus to just about everything we deal with,” Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said.

  • Crash closes both lanes of Bluegrass Parkway

    UPDATE THURSDAY, May 7, 9:35 a.m. -- A tractor trailer clipping the rear end of a 2004 Lexus SUV caused a wreck Tuesday afternoon near the 34 mile marker of the Bluegrass Parkway, according to a Nelson County Sheriff's report released early Thursday morning.

    The driver of the Lexus, a 38-year-old man from Lexington who asked police not to release his name, was traveling eastbound in the left lane when a semi in the right lane crossed into his lane and hit the rear end of the Lexus.

  • Jail Logs: May 4-5

     Martin L. Keels, 23, contempt of court, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Taylor M. Johnson, 23, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Chelsey L. Sherrell, 21, first-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, failure to appear.

    William M. Romine, 45, contempt of court.