Police and Fire

  • Jail logs, July 10-12, 2018

    Leroy Dustan Tingle, 37, probation violation for felony offenses.

    Kylia Dawn Moody, 42, parole violation warrant served, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to five pounds, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than four grams of cocaine), and persistent felony offender (all 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Tabitha Denise Pedigo, 36, failure to appear (2018 traffic case) and probation violation for misdemeanor offense (2018 misdemeanor case).

  • Jail logs, July 5-6

    Billy Gene Newkirk, 31, DUI assessment of fines in response to non-payment (2017 traffic case).

    Paul William Bosse, 46, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Matthew Robert Yarborough, 41, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

    Scotty Darnell Johnson, 52, failure to appear (2018 traffic case).

  • Man pleads guilty to nuns’ murders

    A Mississippi man recently pleaded guilty to the murder of two nuns in 2016, one of whom was a part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

    Rodney Earl Sanders admitted to the murder and burglary of both Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both Roman Catholic nurse practitioners who were living together in Mississippi at the time, according to the Associated Press. Merrill was a part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Merrill was a part of the School Sisters of St. Francis.

  • Nelson Circuit Court Sentencings from June, 2018



    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a trial.

    Justin Brown, 31, of Bardstown, was sentenced to two years in prison for receiving stolen property. Brown was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including no new offenses. On or about Jan. 21, Brown received, retained or disposed of several stolen tools and cash.

  • Prayers for Crystal

    Sherry Ballard sat in the front row of the worship center holding her grandson’s hand and comforting him as pictures of her daughter Crystal faded in and out on the screen. Having gone three years without closure and without answers in her disappearance, Crystal’s family wants more, and until those answers are received, they will work to keep her memory in the forefront of the community.

    “We promise to never let her name be forgotten,” said Mary Daniel Taylor, a family friend and organizer of a prayer vigil held Monday at St. Thomas Parish.

  • Weekend crashes keep first-responders busy

    It was a busy weekend for emergency workers, who responded to at least seven injury accidents between Friday and Sunday. Some of those injuries were serious enough that patients were transported to trauma centers.

    Three hurt in head-on collision on Springfield Road

    Three people were injured in a head-on collision around 2 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 150 east of Parkway Drive, requiring an AirMethods response.

  • Bloomfield woman succumbs to injuries suffered in crash last week

    A Bloomfield woman who was involved in a crash the morning of June 13 in Spencer County died of her injuries on Friday. Nancy Gail Thompson Snow Solomon, 71, suffered multiple injuries in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Deerwood Road and Louisville Road. The crash also injured the other driver. Spencer County and Bullitt County Fire and EMS, Mount Washington Police and the Kentucky Department of Transportation also responded to the scene. An accident reconstruction deputy responded for investigation and analysis of the crash.

  • Bardstown man accused of impersonating an officer

    A 19-year-old Bardstown man was arrested early Monday morning and charged with impersonating a peace officer because of modifications made to his vehicle.

    According to an arrest report from the Bardstown Police Department, Tyler Boynton-Vannattan is accused of driving a black Hyundai Accent modified with flashing lights and a siren.

  • Northeast Nelson Fire to raise tax; budget increases $48,000

    The Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District is increasing its property tax to help pay for equipment and, eventually, a new fire station in Fairfield.

    The tax is going from 7 to 10 cents per $100 of assessed value — $10 for every $10,000 of real estate value.

  • Jail logs, June 8-12, 2018

    Justin Edward Gross, 33, parole violation for technical violation.

    Sarah Carolyn Marxen, 30, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of synthetic drugs, tampering with physical evidence (all 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).