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Police and Fire

  • Counterfeit $100 bills may have come from Marion County

    Although two $100 counterfeit bills were passed in Bardstown recently, at least one of them was unbeknownst to the person presenting it.

    Rick McCubbin, Bardstown Police Department interim chief, said two businesses notified police Monday that they had received counterfeit bills. One was Salt River Electric, where a man attempted to pay on his account with a fake $100 bill.

  • Police: Man admits to hiring car thief, arsonist

    A truck fire in New Haven Feb. 21 has been classified as arson after an investigation by the Bardstown Police Department.

    “The case is pretty much solved. The owner of it has paid someone to steal his truck and burn it to defraud the insurance company,” Bardstown Police Det. Lynn Davis said.

    The truck’s owner has been identified as Randall Slone, 63, Bardstown, who admitted to paying someone to steal and burn the vehicle during an interview with police.

  • Bloomfield barn burns; cause unknown

    Firefighters are still seeking the cause of a barn fire on Linda Bruckheimer’s Bloomfield property Sunday afternoon.

    The Northeast Nelson Fire Department responded to a 5:29 p.m. call to 357 Taylorsville Road, where upon arrival, the barn was engulfed in heavy smoke, Northeast Nelson Fire Chief Ted Shields said.

    “The barn itself was a total loss. There was some minor damage to two exposures,” Shields said. Siding on a neighbor’s garage melted and another outbuilding owned by Bruckheimer was damaged.

  • Barn burns down after possible lightning strike

    While 2.5 inches of rain fell on Nelson County Thursday night, a barn at 2815 Wilkerson Road burned down after an apparent lightning strike.

    At 11:45 p.m. the Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called to the property of Carrie Barnett, two miles south of Fairfield.

  • Barn burns down after possible lightning strike

    While 2.5 inches of rain fell on Nelson County Thursday night, a barn at 2815 Wilkerson Road burned down after an apparent lightning strike.

    At 11:45 p.m. the Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called to the property of Carrie Barnett, two miles south of Fairfield.

  • Truck set on fire

    The Rolling Fork Fire Department discovered a pickup truck, which had apparently burned overnight, in a logging yard off Rolling Fork Church Road in New Haven Monday morning. Bardstown Police Officer Glenn Wheatley said Tuesday the cause of the fire was still under investigation, with a state arson investigator scheduled to arrive Thursday. Wheatley could not comment on whether the truck was stolen.

  • Highgrove wreck, Chaplin fire related

    While a house was on fire in Chaplin early Thursday morning, a possible owner of the house wrecked her car on Highgrove Road, likely en route to the fire.

    Barbara L. Kincer, 58, appeared to have lost control of her vehicle on a curve on KY 48 in Cox’s Creek before striking a tree around 4:53 a.m., according to a Sheriff’s Department report filed by Dep. Joedy Gilliland.

    The Sheriff’s Department and Northeast Nelson Fire Department responded.

  • Photo: Blaze destroys home

  • Relatives of man deceased in Chaplin sought

    The Nelson County coroner’s office is requesting that any relatives of Morris Randall Pruitt, 70, contact Coroner Field Houghlin or Deputy Coroner Brian Papenfuss.

    Pruitt died the morning of Feb. 14 at a residence on Prather Ridge Road in Chaplin.

    “We’re just trying to notify or get in touch with any of his children,” of which he likely had at least eight, Houghlin said. Other relatives are also invited to call.

    Relatives can contact Houghlin or Papenfuss at (502) 348-6451.

  • Car flips on KY 49

    Dep. Raymond Pineiroa of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department stands on the side of Loretto Road, where a car driven by Lindsay Coulter overturned Tuesday morning. “[She] lost control of the vehicle up here on the curve,” Dep. Kaelen Matthews said. Coulter, who was the only person in the car, refused medical treatment when an ambulance arrived.