Police and Fire

  • Jail logs, Oct. 24-26, 2017

    Joshua M. Mauldin, 26, failure to appear.

    Kevin Duane Rayburn, 51, failure to appear (2008).

    Martin Luther Keels, 25, contempt of court (2015).

    John Evan Hall, 28, fourth-degree assault.

    Vickie Stacy, 42, endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 19-24

    Brett W. Griffeth, 31, failure to appear (two counts)

    Elizabeth N. Donahue, 29, tampering with physical evidence.

    James A. Willett, 38, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana (two counts).

    David A. Aldridge, 33, failure to appear.

    Randall Ray Clark Jr., 39, contempt of court.

    Bonnie Jean Wheeler, 41, failure to appear (four counts).

    Stephen A. Caldwell, 21, first-degree burglary.

  • First-response chaplains called to service

    Sometimes, just being there is the key to an effective ministry. First-responder chaplains know that well.

    Nelson County has four chaplains assigned to its fire and police departments as well as emergency medical services. They are trained ministers who go immediately to the scene of any number of tragic events — a wreck, a murder, or even a natural death — to help the victims in the best way they can. Sometimes they help them navigate through the process that follows the death of a loved one, sometimes they simply pray with them.

  • BFD Chief Walker quits with no explanation

    Bardstown Fire Chief Charles “Randy” Walker has tendered his resignation to Mayor Dick Heaton, effective immediately.

    City officials are puzzled over why he did so.

    According to a press release issued by City Hall Tuesday, Walker’s resignation happened that morning.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 19-20

    Laron Tonge, 28, contempt of court.

    David Shane Helm, 24, first-degree fleeing or evading police, operating a motor vehicle without a license, careless or reckless driving, drug paraphernalia, third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree arson, third-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting.

  • Social media played key role in arrest of suspect

    Social media and participation of the public helped the Bardstown Police Department find and arrest a local man accused of causing havoc overnight and into Wednesday morning by damaging and stealing from people’s cars while they were sleeping or getting ready for work.

    Shane David Helm, 24, of Bardstown, was arrested after he was caught on security camera video entering an SUV and setting fire to it in the parking lot behind Court Row and adjacent to The Gallery and The Kentucky Standard.

  • Arrest made in Wednesday vehicle theft and vandalism

    UPDATE: Nov. 1, 2017

    Shane David Helm was indicted Nov. 1. His bail was set at $50,000 cash only. He is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 16.

    Bardstown Police have arrested a local man for the theft of a van and vandalism of vehicles Wednesday.

    “I got him,” Detective Lynn Davis said late Thursday morning.

    Shane D. Helm, 24, of Bardstown, was being questioned at the police station around 11:30 Thursday morning.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 17-19

    Tanya Renee Mendoza, 32, knowingly exploiting an adult less than $300, first-degree unlawful access to a computer, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting, theft of identity, contempt of court.

    Thomas Ray Yocum, 36, contempt of court.

    Norman Ray Warren, 56, failure to appear.

    Mitch B. Kanatzer, 39, contempt of court.

    Orville D. Beavers, 54, contempt of court, probation violation.

    David Allen Breeden, 45, fourth-degree assault.

    James Garland Green, 42, failure to appear.

  • Residents warned of mail thefts

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly warned residents of the Cox’s Creek area Monday to empty their mailboxes promptly and watch for mail thieves.

    “It appears that the person or persons opened some of the mail and then threw the letters out along Louisville Road,” Mattingly said in a media release.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 13-17

    Shawn Allen Johnson, 25, second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Melinda Sue Quarles, 29, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Jaymason Allen Thomas, 28, non-payment of fines (2016).

    Jabrea N. Hutchins, 22, contempt of court.

    Jaylee Allen Thomas, 24, second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Brandon Wyatt Bailey, 24, second-degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Matthew D. Stacey, 23, failure to appear (Floyd County).

    Tremain D. Wilson, 28, failure to appear (2016 Grayson County).