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Police and Fire

  • 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).

  • Matthews announces run for sheriff’s office

    Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Kaelen Matthews has announced he is running for sheriff.

    Matthews announced Saturday on a campaign Facebook page that he had filed a letter of intent on Oct. 5 with the state, allowing him to start raising money and campaigning.

    In a video on the page, Kaelen Matthews for Sheriff of Nelson County, he said one of the biggest goals of his life has been to serve as sheriff.

  • 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.

  • Pineiroa files letter of intent to run for sheriff

    Nelson County has the first name headed for the 2018 election ballot even before the official date to file.

    Ramon Pineiroa filed a notice of intent Tuesday to run for Nelson County Sheriff.

    “The time was right after (Sheriff Ed Mattingly) told me he wasn’t going to run again,” Pineiroa told the Standard Friday.

    Pineiroa had been seriously considering a run for some time, and said two of his main focuses will be getting more deputies on the road without increasing personnel and working to fight the drug problem in the county.