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Police and Fire

  • 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.

  • Dispatch board receives one bid for upgrades

    The E-911 Dispatch Board opened only one bid Monday for the replacement of the Nelson County Dispatch Center’s server and router, and for training in the new technology. The bid from Spillman Technologies Inc. came in at $66,326, the same estimate the board had discussed in a previous meeting, according to Dispatch Center Director Debbie Carter.

  • One injured after accident

    jcalvert@kystandard.com

    One person was injured after her suburban utility vehicle collided with another vehicle, causing it to roll over at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and Wildcat Lane Monday. Veronica Kennedy, 37, Bardstown, was transported to Flaget by Nelson County EMS, where she was treated for minor injuries. Kennedy was wearing her seatbelt.

  • Teen dies in accident

    A single-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a teenage girl and injured two other teens Monday afternoon. One teen was still in critical condition Wednesday after suffering head trauma.

    McKayla Sallee, 14, Bloomfield, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near 1397 Old Bloomfield Road. She was a back-seat passenger.

    The driver, 17-year-old Megan Sallee, Bloomfield, suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS.

  • Photos: Log House Burns

    A log home in the 7000 block of Nelsonville Road Friday afternoon had already collapsed by the time firefighters arrived shortly after 3 p.m. Firefighters are unsure of the cause of the fire, Lt. Ronald Greenwell said. Chaplain Karl Lusk, who assisted the fire department, said the two-story house may have dated back to the 19th century. No one was at home at the time of the fire. The house belongs to Sara Wheeldon, Louisville.

  • Photo: Utility truck lands in ditch