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Police and Fire

  • Police may have to delay return of body cams

    Bardstown Police Chief Kim Kraeszig and City Councilman John Kelley both want the city’s officers to have body cameras again, but it may take another year or so to get them.

    The body cameras and software the police began using in 2015 and that former Mayor John Royalty suspended use of the following year are obsolete because it’s hard to index the video for searches, said Kelley. And because of current budget constraints, the city may not be able to afford new cameras and software for the 2019 fiscal year budget that goes into effect July 1.

  • Woman dies from injuries sustained in fire

    Judy Richardson-Jett, 71, who was critically burned in a fire in a garage or shed at her home on Louisville Road March 3, has succumbed to her injuries.

    She died Thursday night at University of Louisville Hospital, where she had been airlifted after her accident last Saturday afternoon.

    Richardson-Jett was a former member of the Nelson County Board of Education and the sister of Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Geoghegan.

  • Jail logs, March 8-9, 2018

    Tonya Lynn Unseld, 42, two counts of probation violation (both 2017 criminal cases).

    Jessie Wayne Rogers, 34, receiving stolen property under $10,000, persistent felony offender (both 2018 criminal case).

    Maggie Elaine Beavers, 35 second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (2017 criminal case).

    Heather Danielle Smith, 41, second-degree promoting contraband, probation violation (2015 criminal case).

  • Jail logs, March 6-8, 2018

    Jeremy Lane Thompson, 42, non-payment of fines (2017 misdemeanor case), probation violation (2017 criminal case).

    Anthony Douglas Smith, 36, possession of a controlled substance (2018 criminal case).

    Joseph Dewayne Parrent, 41, flagrant non-support.

    Anthony Glen French, 36, third-degree burglary (2016 criminal case).

    Jeffery Scott Martin, 39, failure to appear, non-payment of fines.

    Byron Lopez McWhorter, 42, failure to or improper signal, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

  • Jail logs, Feb. 22-23, 2018

    Elizabeth Nicole Donahue, 29, probation violation (2014 criminal case).

    Joseph Antonio Browning, 23, second-degree robbery (2018 criminal case).

    Jesse Dereck Thornsberry, 28, probation violation.

    Timothy James Hicks, 38, fourth-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (all 2018 criminal case).

    Wesley S. Thornsberry, 23, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana (all 2018 criminal case).

  • Man arrested for killing dogs

    A Bardstown man accused of shooting and killing dogs is facing several charges.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the 200 block of McIntyre Lane around 10:30 Friday night on a report of a weapons violation. A caller told deputies an intoxicated man was shooting dogs and shooting toward houses.

  • Jail logs, Feb.16-20

    Thomas Lee Jent, 33, probation violation (2014 criminal case), second-degree robbery and persistent felony offender (2016 criminal case), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    William Hunter Mattingly, 21, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Kevin Brian Sweeney, 49, probation violation (2013 criminal case).

    Travis Wayne Cundiff, 38, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Lori Ann Jewell Wells, 41, flagrant non-support.

    Pamela Kay Rhodes, 51, fourth-degree assault, failure to appear (2016 traffic case).

  • Chaplin fire caused by child playing with lighter

    Firefighters put out a fire on Taylorsville Road in Chaplin Monday afternoon that was apparently caused by a child playing with a lighter, according to Chief Ted Shields of the Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District.

    Shields said the fire was contained to the bedroom where it started, but there was also minor smoke and water damage in the rest of the house.

    The fire was in the 5000 block and was reported to E-911 Dispatch at 4:41 p.m.

    Nelson County Fire and Rescue provided mutual aid.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 15-16, 2018

    Joseph Lee Tinnell, 35, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

    Thomas Ray Yocum, 36, parole violation.

    Sara Kathryn Burgin, 36, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams meth) (2017 criminal case).

  • Driver rescued Thursday after car goes off Ky. 245

    The driver of a car that went over an embankment on Ky. 245 near Thomas Nelson High School late Thursday morning and a witness who stopped to help him were both transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Dispatch reported the call at 10:48 a.m., and Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire, Nelson County EMS, a sheriff’s deputy and a chaplain responded.

    Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said the car did not appear to be badly damaged. He didn’t know whether the driver was taken by ambulance because of an injury or a medical issue that might have caused it.