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Police and Fire

  • PHOTO: Donation from Jason Ellis Poker Run made to FOP

    Matt Schrader with Joe Hill’s presents a check for $1,000 to Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa on Thursday. The money was raised through the fourth annual Jason Ellis Poker Run and will be used by the Old Kentucky Home FOP Lodge 43 to assist the Ellis family. During its four years, Schrader said the event has raised about $50,000. “The support from the community means a lot not only to our local law enforcement, but also Jason’s family,” Pineiroa said.

  • Police investigating shooting death of Tommy Ballard

    UPDATE:Nov. 20, 6:50 pm -- A Louisville television station is reporting Tommy Ballard was shot in the chest, not in the back as previously believed.

    WHAS 11 in Louisville reported that Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin said Ballard was shot in the chest and the bullet exited his back. He was shot once, the news station reported Houghlin said.

    An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday. 

  • One shot, two arrested in connection to burglary attempt

    One person was shot and others endangered during a reported burglary attempt in the vicinity of Caldwell Avenue early Wednesday morning.

    Jawan Allen McKnight, 19, of Bardstown, was arrested later that day at a residence on Sapphire Court.

    According to a post-arrest complaint, an unnamed witness told police someone broke into his girlfriend’s apartment and fled in a vehicle, when he began to chase them down the road.

  • Burglary attempt leaves one shot, at least one facing charges

    One person was shot and others endangered after a report of a burglary attempt early Wednesday morning.

    According to a post-arrest complaint, a witness told police someone broke into his girlfriend’s apartment and after fleeing in a vehicle, he began to chase them down Caldwell road.

    The witness reported hearing a gun fired inside the apartment and another shot being heard as the vehicle drove away. Upon catching up with the car, he said someone began to shoot at him and his car window was shot out. Another bullet also entered a nearby home.

  • Woman accused of practicing law without license

    A 33-year-old Bardstown woman was indicted Wednesday on theft and other charges after allegedly representing herself as an attorney.
    According to the indictment, Ashley L. Nalley is accused of practicing law without a license issued by the Kentucky Supreme Court and taking more than $3,400 in payments from a man between Feb. 25 and Aug. 25 of this year.

    Nalley is charged with theft by deception $500 or more, a Class D felony, and first-degree unauthorized practice of law, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Man charged with arson, endangerment after car fire

    A 27-year-old Bardstown man is accused of setting a car on fire after allegedly threatening and harassing an ex-girlfriend.  

    According to a warrant of arrest, Justin David Borders is accused of intentionally setting his ex-girlfriend’s car on fire in October, while she and others were asleep inside of an apartment complex.

    The complaint states that the ex-girlfriend advised Borders had previously threatened her and threatened to burn the vehicle. She also accused Borders of harassing her and her friends and hanging around the residence.

  • Murder trial set for end of November

    Nearly a year after he was arrested and charged with murder, Alexander Cole Roberts is scheduled to go to trial at the end of the month.

    Roberts was indicted for murder after police say he killed Bardstown High School graduate Rasheed Javon Wickliffe, 18, on Dec. 1. 

  • Murder trial set for end of November

    Nearly a year after he was arrested and charged with murder, Alexander Cole Roberts is scheduled to go to trial at the end of the month.

    Roberts was indicted for murder after police say he killed Bardstown High School graduate Rasheed Javon Wickliffe, 18, on Dec. 1. 

  • Man arrested for sex abuse, sodomy

    A 31-year-old Boston man faces several counts of first-degree sexual abuse after a weekend arrest.

    Michael Jordan Hicks was arraigned in court Tuesday afternoon and faces six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and eight counts of third-degree sodomy, both Class D felonies.

    According to a uniform citation completed by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Hicks admitted to have sexual intercourse “on several occasions” with a 14-year-old relative and once with another, unrelated 14-year-old girl at a residence on Shady Lane.

  • Butler: Police acted properly at jail

    Bardstown Police officers did what they were supposed to do during a recent incident at the Nelson County Jail, according to City Attorney Tim Butler.

    Mayor John Royalty has come under criticism for telling officers to “stand down” during a jail assistance call Nov. 2, but his decision to have city police safeguard the perimeter and let the deputy jailers and sheriff’s deputies control the incident involving unruly inmates who refused to leave a cell was the right one, he said.