Police and Fire

  • Jail logs, June 1-5

    James Alan Greer, 57, driving on a DUI-suspended licenses (third offenses, 2017 criminal case).

    Casey Thomas Heath, 22, receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Joseph Francis Downs, 57, second-degree terroristic threatening.

    Billie Jeanne Neal, 52, driving on a DUI-suspended license (second offense, aggravated circumstance, 2018 case).

    Anthony Frederick Willett, 49, careless driving and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravated circumstance).

    Terry Dewayne Taylor, 26, reckless driving.

  • Bardstown Fire no longer an all-male organization

    The Bardstown Fire Department has been a mostly male domain, but that’s about to change in a big way.

    Until recently, there were only men, but Chief Billy Mattingly’s teenage daughter has joined as a volunteer, and there are five other female recruits in training.

    “This is the largest single batch we’ve ever had at one time,” said Asst. Chief Chuck Montgomery, who has been with the department for about 30 years.

  • Jail Logs, May 31-June 1

    Joseph Anthony Graham, 41, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Charles Justin Johnson, 29, failure to appear and probation violation for felony offense (both 2012 criminal case).

    Derek Craig Cook, 34, fourth-degree assault.

    Erin Luke Linton, 19, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Thursday drug bust suspect identified

    Police have identified a suspect arrested late Thursday morning in connection with a Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force investigation as Corey Dewayne Fogle, 38, of Bardstown.

    He was lodged in the Nelson County Jail and charged with several crimes, including promoting contraband, trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine and wanton endangerment, including of a police officer.

  • Jail logs, May 25-29, 2018

    Steven Boyd Carmicle, 53, failure to appear and contempt of court (both 2016 criminal case).

    Roger Warren Smith, 65, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) (both 2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

  • Child drowns in Rolling Fork

    The Rolling Fork River claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy in New Haven over the Memorial Day weekend.

    Coroner Field Houghlin identified the victim as Spencer Ryan Dugger of New Haven, son of Mary Garner and Travis Dugger.

    He is also the great-nephew of Nelson County Jailer Dorcas Figg, Mrs. Garner’s aunt.

  • PHOTOS: Students visit Bardstown Fire Department

    Children from Bardstown Primary School got to visit the Bardstown Fire Department Thursday. They got to meet firefighters and had their pictures taken on a truck.

  • Memorial marks five years since Ellis murder

    For Amy Ellis, it feels like a lifetime ago — like it was someone else’s life derailed by murder. But it also feels like yesterday. Friday marked five years since her husband, Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, was shot and killed in an ambush on his way home from work.

    Dozens of law enforcement officers from Bardstown, Louisville and surrounding areas as well as family and friends of Ellis gathered at Highview Cemetery for a morning memorial service and returned Friday evening for a candlelit prayer vigil.

  • Jail logs: May 22-24, 2018

    William Joshua Douglas, 32, contempt of court and probation violation for felony offense (both 2017 criminal case).
    Daniel Gregory Walker, 31, flagrant non-support (2015 criminal case).
    Ronald Joseph Tussey, 41, second-degree assault and first-degree burglary.
    Janice Marie McNear, 58, Third-degree terroristic threatening, alcohol intoxication in a public place and second-degree disorderly conduct.
    Stephanie Jo Richard, 31, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and failure to appear (2013 traffic case).

  • Pineiroa comes out on top in Democratic sheriff’s race

    Ramon Pineiroa’s voice was hoarse from emotion Tuesday night as the last of his scouts came into his election night headquarters to tell him he had come out on top in a three-way race for the Democratic nomination for sheriff.

    “It’s overwhelming,” he said as people gathered at his celebration cheered in the background. “Man, it is overwhelming.”

    Pineiroa had sent runners to get the precinct results before they were tabulated by local media.

    It was the last operation in a race that stretched back to last year.