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Police and Fire

  • KSP Foundation donates to Trooper Teddy Project
  • E'Town man arrested for high speed

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly traveling more than 100 miles per hour on U.S. 62.

    According to a post-arrest citation completed by the Kentucky State Police, Zachary Underwood, 26, was clocked on radar traveling 106 mph in a 55 mph zone. He was traveling on U.S. 62 headed westbound toward Elizabethtown.

  • Bloomfield man killed in Monday morning crash

    Treacherous roads from freezing rain Monday morning resulted in numerous accidents in Nelson County, including a fatality on Ky. 1066 near the Spencer County line around mile marker 5.

    The victim of the fatal crash was William Douglas Cook Jr., 37, who lived on Ky. 1066.

    “He had just left home” when the crash occurred, Coroner Field Houghlin said after talking with the victim’s family.

  • Jail Logs: Jan. 5-9, 2018

    Brandon Paul Hutchins, 32, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

    Robert Chase Linton, 27, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Michael Wayne Underwood, 37, shoplifting.

    Phillip Jacob Tingle, 34, failure to appear, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

    Aaron Blake Reames, 24, holding for another county, contempt of court (2017 criminal case).

  • Numerous wrecks, fatality reported Monday

    Treacherous roads from freezing rain Monday morning resulted in numerous accidents in Nelson County, including a fatality on Ky. 1066 near the Spencer County line around mile marker 5.

    The victim of the fatal crash was William Douglas Cook, 37.

    “He had just left home” when the crash occurred, Coroner Field Houghlin said after talking with the victim’s family.

    Houghlin said Cook died of blunt force trauma to the head.

    The time of death in the Kentucky State Police’s report is listed as 5:50 a.m.

  • BFD responds to Barton for Friday night fire

    Firefighters were called to Barton 1792 Distillery on Barton Road around 8:30 Friday night after a mash dryer caught fire.

    According to a press release from the Bardstown Fire Department, heavy smoke was showing and fire was venting out of a pipe on the roof when firefighters arrived on scene. Plant personnel had tried extinguishing the fire using three ABC extinguishers but notified 911 when they were unsuccessful.

  • Jail logs, Jan. 4-5, 2018

    Joseph Ryan Bassel, 29, contempt of court.

    Stephanie Blanco, 27, second-degree criminal abuse of child 12 or under (2017 criminal case).

    Timothy James Hicks, 38, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.

    Justin Lee Foss, 27, two counts of failure to appear and non-payment of fines (2011 and 2012 misdemeanor cases), possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

    Donald Dewayne Hughes, 31, contempt of court.

    Christopher John Edgell, 44, failure to appear.

  • Finalists for fire chief recommended to mayor

    The city of Bardstown’s fire chief selection committee has interviewed candidates for the city’s next fire chief and forwarded its top three choices to Mayor Dick Heaton.

    Heaton is expected to interview the finalists and make his choice from among them.

    The process is the same that was used recently to hire Police Chief Kim Kraeszig.

    The committee met Tuesday at City Hall behind closed doors.

    “We did our interviews and submitted three names,” Greg Ashworth, the city’s human resources director, said Wednesday.

  • Jail Logs: Jan. 2-4, 2018

    Elijah Lee Cothern, 30, theft by unlawful taking (anhydrous ammonia).

    Dennis Polinksy, 34, non-payment of fines.

    Nicholas Edward Belliveau, 30, second-degree burglary, second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Patricia Lauren Cambron, 28, failure to appear (2017 criminal case).

    Danny Davis Jefferies, 51, failure to appear.

    Jackie Edmon Allen, 37, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree promoting contraband, persistent felony offender (all 2017 criminal case).

  • Kaminski retires from NCSO

    There were hugs all around as Detective Mike Kaminski of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office signed off on his radio for the last time Wednesday afternoon while surrounded by his family and fellow deputies.

    “Forty-one, Dispatch,” Kaminski said as he radioed in for his “final time off duty.”

    “That’s 41, Detective Mike Kaminski, is off duty for the final time,” Dispatch Director Milt Spalding answered back and gave the time and date.