https://www.kystandard.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Bridge unsafe; BG lanes closed https://www.kystandard.com/content/bridge-unsafe-bg-lanes-closed <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bridgework_2.jpg" alt="Structural problems with a bridge over the Beech Fork River on the Bluegrass Parkway will necessitate closure of the eastbound lanes until repairs are made. For the next week or two, traffic between the two Bardstown exits will be detoured, then one lane of the westbound side will carry eastbound traffic." title="Structural problems with a bridge over the Beech Fork River on the Bluegrass Parkway will necessitate closure of the eastbound lanes until repairs are made. For the next week or two, traffic between the two Bardstown exits will be detoured, then one lane of the westbound side will carry eastbound traffic." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway will be closed indefinitely between Exits 21 and 25 while state Transportation Cabinet engineers study the results of inspections done on a bridge over the Beech Fork River.</p> <p> Chris Jessie, spokesman for the cabinet&rsquo;s District 4 office in Elizabethtown, said traffic will have to be re-routed through Bardstown for a week or two while state workers construct crossovers to divert eastbound traffic to the westbound side of the parkway. That work was under way Monday morning.</p> Truck driver in triple-fatal crash gets 90 days on amended charge https://www.kystandard.com/content/truck-driver-triple-fatal-crash-gets-90-days-amended-charge <p> The Tennessee truck driver who drove overtop a vehicle and killed three people in May 2017 will face only three months in jail, according to court documents.</p> <p> Richie B. Warren entered a guilty plea on Monday, which dismissed two counts of reckless homicide and amended a third count and a wanton endangerment offense to lesser charges. He was originally scheduled to go to trial this coming Monday.</p> City sues T-Mobile over lease on water tower, says lack of cooperation poses risk of contaminating water https://www.kystandard.com/content/city-sues-t-mobile-over-lease-water-tower-says-lack-cooperation-poses-risk-contaminating-wat <p> The City of Bardstown has sued T-Mobile and its subsidiary, PowerTel, for breach of contract regarding the lease of space on the city&rsquo;s Withrow Court water tower for antennas and other equipment.</p> <p> The city wants to resurface the tower because the coating that protects the tank from corrosion is deteriorating, and that threatens to contaminate the water supply. But the city can&rsquo;t hire the work done if the equipment isn&rsquo;t removed.</p> Police, sheriff searching for suspect who fled Friday in BG Exit 25 vicinity https://www.kystandard.com/content/police-sheriff-searching-suspect-who-fled-friday-bg-exit-25-vicinity <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/watering_willy.jpg" alt="Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa gives K-9 Willy some water after he worked searching the treeline along Ashton Court Friday for a fleeing suspect. As of late that afternoon, police hadn’t caught the man and didn’t know why he was running. Another person involved in the same traffic stop was arrested on outstanding warrants." title="Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa gives K-9 Willy some water after he worked searching the treeline along Ashton Court Friday for a fleeing suspect. As of late that afternoon, police hadn’t caught the man and didn’t know why he was running. Another person involved in the same traffic stop was arrested on outstanding warrants." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> Bardstown Police officers and Nelson County Sheriff deputies were looking for a suspect who fled on foot Friday afternoon after police stopped two &ldquo;suspicious vehicles&rdquo; in the vicinity of exit ramp 25 on the Bluegrass Parkway.</p> <p> According to Maj. Kevin Thompson, assistant chief of the Bardstown Police, one person was arrested for outstanding warrants, including two traffic cases and a fourth-degree assault. The other one ran, and police were trying to catch him and find out why.</p> Bardstown man accused of sex crimes, intimidation https://www.kystandard.com/content/bardstown-man-accused-sex-crimes-intimidation <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/arturorapecharge.jpg" alt="Arturo Soliano" title="Arturo Soliano" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> A Bardstown man under investigation for alleged sex crimes was arrested Saturday after reportedly planning to confront the victim with a loaded handgun.</p> <p> Arturo J. Sollano, 48, is charged with first-degree rape, incest and intimidating a participant in a legal process, all felonies.</p> Part of Fifth Street closed for sewer work https://www.kystandard.com/content/part-fifth-street-closed-sewer-work <p> Beginning Tuesday, the City of Bardstown&rsquo;s Public Works Department will be performing emergency maintenance on the sewer main along the 300 and 400 blocks of North Fifth Street.</p> <p> North Fifth will closed from West Broadway to West Beall to through traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes.</p> <p> Due to the size and extent of the emergency maintenance project, work is expected to last up to two weeks.</p> <p> These repairs are not expected to interrupt any utility services.</p> Jail log, July 12-15 https://www.kystandard.com/content/jail-log-july-12-15 <p> Joseph Terry Rogers, 57, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.</p> <p> Lindsay Rae Hall, 35, contempt of court.</p> <p> Timothy Dewayne Luvisi, 41, drug paraphernalia, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; persistent felony offender.</p> <p> Michael Quincy Blaine-Parrot, 23, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal trespassing, contempt of court, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance.</p> Just Peachy: Peach Truck makes final Bardstown stop https://www.kystandard.com/content/just-peachy-peach-truck-makes-final-bardstown-stop <img src="https://www.kystandard.com/sites/www.kystandard.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/peachtruck10.jpg" alt="Jack Callahan hands a box of peaches to a young customer Friday during The Peach Truck&amp;#039;s last Bardstown stop." title="Jack Callahan hands a box of peaches to a young customer Friday during The Peach Truck&amp;#039;s last Bardstown stop." align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Peach Truck made its final stop in Bardstown Friday for the 2019 tour, but the local visit was one of many across the south. Buzick Lumber and Home Center has hosted the local stop since 2012, and employees assisted customers on Friday as they carried out their purchases. To learn more about The Peach Truck, or to find additional stops on the 2019 tour, visit thepeachtruck.com.</p>