DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)
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shooting incident 300BARDSTOWN, Ky. (5/26/13) – On Saturday, May 25, 2013 at approximately 2:53 AM, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 received a call of a fatality crash involving a Bardstown Police Officer on the 34 exit ramp on the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County.

Trooper Mike Garyantes arrived on the scene at approximately 3:16 AM. Minutes after the Trooper's arrival he discovered that it was not a motor vehicle crash and that the officer involved had been shot and killed. The Bardstown Officer was in uniform in his cruiser and on his way home from work.

The Bardstown officer, K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, of Bloomfield, KY, was a 7-year veteran with the Bardstown Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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