Police and Fire

  • Student accused of making threat against TNHS

    A Thomas Nelson High School student was arrested and charged with first-degree terroristic threatening Tuesday after allegedly making a threat against the school.

    According to a district press release, the threat was made over the weekend and apparently arose from an altercation that had occurred Feb. 8 between two students. Neither student attended school on Friday, and the district was closed for weather on Monday.

    School administrators learned Tuesday morning a threatening image had been posted on Snapchat, a popular instant messaging app.

  • DECISION 2018: Republicans face off in sheriff’s race

    It wasn’t that long ago in Nelson County that the Democratic primary was the election. With few exceptions, if there was a Republican candidate for a county office, there was only one.

    This year is different. Nelson County will have intraparty competition for multiple county offices, including sheriff.

    Two Republicans, both currently Louisville Metro Police officers, are seeking their party’s nomination for sheriff in the May 22 primary.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 9-13, 2018

    Curtis Lee St. Clair, 30, fourth-degree assault.

    William Lance Foster, 31, shoplifting.

    Michael T. Inghram, 48, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Jackie Edward Allen III, 37, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Justin Blease Brown, 31, non-payment of fines, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (both 2018 criminal case).

    Erin Louise Karr, 28, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

    Diana Sue Curtsinger, 26, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

  • Car crashes into house Monday evening on Ky. 245

    Lisa Martinez was lying in bed and had just switched off her TV Monday night when she found her dresser on top of her.

    The renter said she was also covered with parts of her house and the car that struck it.

    Fortunately, she was not injured, but the driver of the car was.

    The accident happened about 7:22 p.m. on Ky. 245.

  • Deputies injured attempting to stop fleeing suspect

    Two Nelson County sheriff’s deputies sustained minor injuries Monday while apprehending a suspect in a burglary investigation.

    Officers got a call around 11:30 a.m. that there was a burglary in progress at 3104 Plantation Circle in Bardstown. When they arrived, they found Zachery Levi Perkins, 28, of Bardstown in a car outside that address and confirmed that he had an active felony warrant for probation violation.

  • Louisville man charged with seeking sex with minor has ties to Nelson County

    A Louisville man who is accused of seeking a minor for sex in an undercover investigation was acquitted of sexual abuse in Nelson County just four years ago.

    Jeffrey Baunach, 45, was arrested in Louisville Friday and accused of seeking to have sex with a minor, as well as offering his own children in exchange.

    He was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex and attempted use of a minor under 16 in a sex performance.

  • Jail logs, Feb.8-9, 2018

    Matthew Anthony Lewis, 35, non-payment of fines (2014 criminal case).

    Wallace Owen Brady, 45, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (both 2018 criminal case).

    Jacob Vincent Norris, 35, fourth-degree assault.

    Deborah Elizabeth Norris, 39, fourth-degree assault.

    Jeffrey Scott Martin, 39, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

  • Teen indicted for Wickland arson

    A 17-year-old accused of setting fire to a historic house on the Wickland property in July was indicted on arson, theft and mischief charges Wednesday.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Jan. 18, 2018

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Man indicted for stealing hemp plants

    A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County Grand Jury for allegedly stealing hemp plants.
    According to the indictment, Joshua Sean Ballinger, 27, is accused of unlawfully entering a man’s barn on Oct. 9, and taking over $11,000 in hemp plants from a hemp farm.
    Ballinger’s bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions, and his arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court is scheduled for Feb. 22.