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Police and Fire

  • E-town woman injured in Boston Road turnover

    An Elizabethtown woman was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital after her car overturned in an embankment off Boston Road Tuesday morning.

    Debra Finch, 51, lost control of her white Chevy Malibu shortly before 8:30 a.m. about 9 miles west of Bardstown. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Finch later stated she fell asleep or blacked out behind the wheel.

  • Man injured after meeting truck in a curve

    A Bardstown man was injured Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle accident.
    The accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Ben Irvin Road when Mark D. Nally, 52, was traveling north in his 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. According to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Nally was in a curve in the road when he met a white Ford F-250 truck traveling south in the northbound lane. Nally swerved to avoid the truck and went off the edge of the road striking several small trees and coming to a stop at the bottom of a ravine.

  • Driver trapped after truck, semi collision

    Ancil L. Hood, 42, Bardstown, was pinned in the driver’s seat of a Ford Explorer that was wedged beneath the rear of a tractor-trailer for about one-half hour while Bardstown-Nelson County Firefighters and Nelson County EMS worked to release him Wednesday.

    The vehicles collided at the intersection of North Third Street and Daugherty Avenue about 3:30 p.m. Gerald Simms 45, Georgia, was the driver of the tractor-trailer.

    Hood suffered injuries to his legs and was taken by Nelson County EMS to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

  • Woman allegedly hits fence, overturns car

    A Bardstown woman allegedly hit a fence on New Vittitow Lane before overturning her car on Boston Road around 8:38 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.

    Bethany L. Burba, 24, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol, Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said. According to Nelson County Jail logs, Burba was also charged with resisting arrest, no/expired registration and disorderly conduct when she was booked shortly after midnight Saturday.

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  • Driver charged with DUI, other charges in wreck

    An eastbound Chevrolet Suburban driven by Megan Clark, 24, Ohio, crossed the median on Springfield Road 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, sideswiping a tractor-trailer and closing down Springfield Road for several hours.

    Clark’s vehicle then collided head-on with a silver Toyota Camry driven by Kevin Durling, 41, Springfield, causing Durling’s car to overturn. A juvenile was in the vehicle with Durling.

    Nelson County EMS transported Clark and an unidentified male to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

  • Inattention, failure to yield, cited as cause of non-injury accident

    Inattention and failure to yield to a vehicle with right of way were to blame for a two-car non-injury accident that stopped traffic and shook the nerves of four Bardstown residents Monday.

    Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Old Bloomfield Pike and Kinsmen Lane in Bardstown around 1:43 p.m. Monday.  Bardstown Police Officers Robin Cull and Officer Glenn Wheatley responded to the scene at 1:47 p.m. and closed traffic at the intersection.

  • Woman hits fence, later overturns car

    A Bardstown woman allegedly hit a fence on New Vittitow Lane before overturning her car on Boston Road around 8:38 p.m. Friday.

    Bethany L. Burba, 24, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol, Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said. According to Nelson County Jail logs, Burba was also charged with resisting arrest, no/expired registration and disorderly conduct when she was booked shortly after midnight Saturday.

  • Theft, burglary indictment dismissed for local man

    An indictment of Selvey James Vittitoe, 32, Bardstown, was dismissed without prejudice June 16.

    Vittitoe was indicted in January for several counts of theft by unlawful taking and third-degree burglary, among other charges.

    According to an agreed order filed with the court, the indictment was dismissed “upon the defendant’s stipulation as to probably cause regarding the arrest and indictment in this matter.”

  • Plea accepted in human trafficking case

    HODGENVILLE — A local court case that drew statewide attention is drawing to a close.

    James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, the Hodgenville man who was charged with promotion of human trafficking, pleaded guilty to lesser charges Aug. 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. His trial-by-jury was scheduled for Aug. 8.

    In December, Kentucky State Trooper Bruce Reeves said it is the first human trafficking case opened by state police working from the Elizabethtown post.