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Police and Fire

  • Three arrested on Blue Grass Parkway for meth trafficking

    Three men were arrested on the Blue Grass Parkway early last Thursday morning for allegedly trafficking in methamphetamine.

    The arrests were made under the direction the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force. Bryan Aleman, 20, Atlanta, Ga., Victor Pulido Romero, 34, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Redolfo Jimenez Valencia, 33, Chattanooga, Tenn., were lodged at Nelson County Jail Thursday morning.

  • Cause of July fire released

    The cause of a fatal house fire on Harrison Fork Road in July has been declared undetermined by the state fire marshal’s office, though the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.

    Firefighters were dispatched to the home of Charles E. Trent, 73, shortly after 7 a.m. July 13 after reports that Trent’s house was on fire. After repeated attempts to contact Trent, his body was discovered in a bedroom adjacent to the kitchen. Trent’s cat and two dogs were also killed in the fire.

  • Two indicted for intimidation of a witness

    A Bardstown man who was arrested in September after a 12-hour stand-off with police has been indicted on one count each of intimidating and retaliating against a participant in a legal process.

  • Prisoner indicted on multiple sex offenses

    A man was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday.

    Michael Lee Nipper, 28, who is currently in prison, was also charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. On all counts, Nipper is accused of assaulting a victim younger than 12.

    Sometime between Jan. 1, 2010, and May 18, 2010, Nipper allegedly forced sexual intercourse on a young victim. During the same time period, he is also accused of subjecting a person to sexual contact who, because he was younger than 12, was incapable of consent.

  • Suspect in Miller Springs storm grates theft indicted

    A Cox’s Creek man has been indicted in the theft of 14 iron storm grates from Miller Springs Subdivision sometime between Sept. 12 and Sept. 15.

    Robert Dwayne Wheat, 36, was charged with theft by unlawful taking in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday.

  • Three arrested in stolen electronics scheme

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two men who knew the inner workings of the computer system at the Best Buy distribution center have been charged with their roles in the alleged theft of more than $175,000 in electronic items.

    And a friend has also been charged in the crime.

    The Shepherdsville police recently arrested and charged Richard L. Constant II, Benjamin J. Hursh and Jacob W. Waters with theft of electronic devices.

    The charges are for theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000. More charges are possible as the investigation continues.

  • Man indicted for armed robbery of Bloomfield drugstore

    A homeless man has been charged with first-degree robbery after allegedly threatening to use a gun to rob Snider Drug in Bloomfield the morning of Oct. 10.

    William Ryan Keeton, 35, was also indicted for receiving stolen property — the 2009 Kia Keeton allegedly used as his getaway car.

    Charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police (motor vehicle) were entered on a separate indictment, along with charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, speeding, improper passing and disregarding a stop sign.

  • Police looking for suspect in burglary, attempted burglary

    Police believe a burglary and attempted burglary at two convenience stores early Wednesday morning were committed by the same culprit.

    An alarm was triggered at Maywood BP at 2590 Springfield Road about 3:56 a.m. but by the time police arrived, the suspect or suspects had fled the scene, according to Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin.

  • Students evacuate after bomb threat

    Students were evacuated and law enforcement blocked all entrances to the Bardstown City Schools campus Wednesday after a bomb threat was called into Bardstown High School. After two hours, emergency workers declared the threat a false alarm. 

    Students and staff at Bardstown High School were evacuated about 11:30 a.m. after the high school front office received a threatening call. The caller’s voice sounded male, according to Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin.

  • Two suffer minor injuries in Old Nazareth Rd. collision

    Two women suffered minor injuries after a collision at the intersection of Old Nazareth Road and Creel Lane about 9:05 a.m. Wednesday.

    Albertal Shea, 46, 5403 Plum Run Road, the driver of a 1997 Mazda Miata, and her passenger, Annel Vanessa Renner Shea, 22, were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.