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Police and Fire

  • Updated: Three taken to Flaget after collision on KY 245

    Three were transported to the hospital after a truck reportedly rear-ended a car on KY 245, New Shepherdsville Road, about 6:42 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Five taken to hospital after collision

    At least two people were injured and five taken to the hospital after a truck reportedly pulled in front of a minivan on West Stephen Foster Avenue Sunday afternoon.

    A 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by George L. Dennis, 63, Bardstown, was traveling east on West Stephen Foster about 1:58 p.m. when Dennis reportedly attempted to turn left onto Jones Avenue, Bardstown Police Officer Tom Blair said.

  • Two children hit, run over by truck

    Two children were taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS after being run over by a truck in the driveway of a Bardstown home about 2:16 p.m. Monday.

    Trey Haycraft, 8, Bardstown, and Isaac Jones, 3, Bardstown, were riding in the bed of a pickup truck with others, while the driver, Beverly Taylor, New Haven, was backing the truck into a garage at 118 Springhill Drive.

  • Robbery suspect arrested after car chase, foot pursuit

    A Harrodsburg man has been identified as the robbery suspect accused of demanding drugs at Snider Drug in Bloomfield Monday morning.

    William R. Keeton, 35, was pursued by Kentucky State Police into Anderson County, where he crashed his vehicle and tried to flee on foot, rifle in hand, according to a press release from KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown. After a fight that left State Trooper Kevin Davis scratched and bruised, Keeton was arrested.

  • Man indicted for throwing infant into ditch

    A Springfield man has been indicted for allegedly pulling an infant out of a moving vehicle and tossing him into a ditch, and pulling a woman out of a vehicle by her hair into a roadway.

    Timothy Lee Yonts, 31, was indicted on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in Nelson Circuit Court Wednesday. He was also charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender. Yonts was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in Bullitt Circuit Court after a 2001 indictment.

  • Three injured in Boston collision

    Three women were injured after a truck and a car collided at the intersection of Boston Road and KY 61, Lebanon Junction Road, in downtown Boston Friday afternoon.

    Patricia Reinhold, 47, Louisville, was driving a Toyota Camry at about 12:30 p.m. when she stopped at the three-way intersection’s blinking yellow light. According to Nelson County Sheriff’s Dep. Mike Kaminski, Reinhold reported she did not see the Chevy 1500 truck driving westbound on Boston Road, and pulled out in front of it.

  • Escaped convict has Nelson Co. connections

    Police are continuing the search for two inmates who escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex Sunday morning — one of whom has connections to Nelson County.

    Jerry Nation, 31, and Anthony Kendrick, 41, walked away from the minimum-security facility in Lexington. Nation, who according to Nelson County indictment records has a Bloomfield address, was lodged in the Nelson County Jail until Aug. 26, when he was transferred to Roederer Correctional Complex, an assessment center near LaGrange, according to Nelson County Jailer Dorcas Figg.

  • SUV flips on Nat Rogers Road

    A Chevy Blazer flipped several times when its driver reportedly veered to miss a deer around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

    The accident occurred near 6447 Nat Rogers Road, KY 46. James E. Newville, 32, 5792 Nat Rogers Road, said that when he saw the deer crossing the road, he tried to miss it and overcorrected. His car struck a small embankment on the side of the road and started flipping. 

    "I rolled at least eight, 10 times. I thought I was going to die," he said. "If I didn't have my seat belt on ..."

  • Truck drives into culvert beside America's Inn

    Residents at America’s Inn awoke to a loud crash that shook the building as a Ford F-150 was driven over a concrete wall into a culvert Wednesday morning, possibly striking the corner of the hotel.

    The truck, which was dragging an empty open-bed trailer, was apparently driven into a railing at the left side of the hotel and landed with the truck at an angle, its front tires resting on the ground about 6 feet below.

  • Firefighters put out string of small fires along Loretto Road

    Firefighters put out a string of four separate fires, spaced several hundred yards apart, along a mile-long stretch of Loretto Road Monday evening.

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department was called to the first fire, near 3000 Loretto Road, three miles south of Springfield Road, about 5:41 p.m.

    “They said it was just a small grass fire on the side of the road,” Sgt. Paul Vance said.

    But soon firefighters received word of a second fire, then a third and a fourth.