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Police and Fire

  • Jail logs, Nov. 9-10, 2017

    Robert Winfield Murphy, 25, probation violation (2015).

    Zachary Tyler Upchurch, 26, contempt of court (2016).

    Joshua Aaron Spalding, 29, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) (all 2017).

  • New Haven man injured in Friday morning crash on Balltown Road

    An 18-year-old New Haven man was injured in a crash on Balltown Road early Friday morning.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the area of 2922 Balltown Road at 6:35 a.m. Friday on report of an injury accident with vehicle fire. On the scene, first-responders found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, but the driver, James Hall, was outside of the vehicle. EMS transported Hall to Flaget Memorial Hospital for injuries.

  • Registered sex offender arrested on new charge, failing to comply

    A man who was previously convicted of a sex crime against a minor in 1998 was arrested earlier this week on a new charge.

    Buechel L. Adams, 45, who has a Bardstown address listed on East O’Bryan, was arraigned Tuesday on a first-degree sexual abuse charge. According to a post-arrest complaint from the Bardstown Police Department, a female victim alleges Adams walked her into the woods and sexually assaulted her in September. The complaint states that Adams told police he “only kissed her, touched her breasts over clothes.”

  • Jail logs, Nov. 2-3, 2017

    Bryan Keith Baldwin, 42, complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to possession of marijuana (all 2017).

    Kori D. Houghlin, 20, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana (all 2017).

    William F. Rogers, 60, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) second or greater offense), possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Rebecca K. Cassity, 26, probation volition (2014).

  • Deputy sheriff raising money for law enforcement memorial

    Five law enforcement officers in Nelson County have died in the line of duty since 1926, and a deputy sheriff is leading an effort to make sure they are honored for their sacrifice.

    The black polished stone monument on a white stone base will be at least five feet tall and be located in front of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and the Bardstown Police Department.

  • Man hit by car, driver charged with assault

    A Bardstown man has been arrested on an assault charge after allegedly hitting a man with a car at a local gas station.

    According to a citation from the Bardstown Police Department, officers were dispatched to Thompson Food Mart on W. Stephen Foster Avenue just after 1 a.m. Wednesday on report of a hit and run accident.

    The victim told police he was struck by a blue car in the parking lot and identified the driver as 47-year-old Terry Hillard. The victim told police Hillard had allegedly been trying to fight him regarding a personal issue.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 26-27, 2017

    Jonathan L. Fulkerson, 34, two counts failure to appear (2017).

    Kevin Bryan Wade, 40, third-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot).

    Ezekiel T. Satllings, 22, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Note: The information above is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the Nelson County Jail. These are only a record of arrests. All individuals arrested are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

  • 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.