Jason Ellis http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Lawmaker Proposes Changing Highway Name for Slain Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmaker-proposes-changing-highway-name-slain-bardstown-officer-jason-ellis <p>A Kentucky lawmaker wants to rename a stretch of highway&nbsp;in Nelson County to honor Jason Ellis, the <a href="/term/officer-jason-ellis">Bardstown Police officer&nbsp;ambushed and murdered </a>on duty in May.</p><p>A 13 mile stretch of the Bluegrass Parkway from 31-E to Highway 55, would be renamed the "Jason Ellis Memorial Highway," said&nbsp;State Rep. David Floyd, a Bardstown Republican. Floyd said it&nbsp;won't make up for the community's loss, but it's a fitting tribute.</p><p></p><p>He introduced the legislation after a number of requests from his constituents.</p><p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:53:58 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8093 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmaker Proposes Changing Highway Name for Slain Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis Slain Bardstown Police Officer Laid to Rest http://wfpl.org/post/slain-bardstown-police-officer-laid-rest <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">BARDSTOWN — Hundreds of people lined the streets of Bardstown and packed into a church for the emotional funeral of a police officer fatally shot on a highway exit ramp.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 17:42:30 +0000 Bruce Schreiner | Associated Press 5596 at http://wfpl.org Slain Bardstown Police Officer Laid to Rest Kentucky State Police: Slain Bardstown Police Officer Was Ambushed http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-police-slain-bardstown-police-officer-was-ambushed <p>Kentucky State Police say the fatal roadside shooting of a Bardstown Police officer was premeditated and are asking for the public's help in finding suspects.</p><p>Authorities say 33-year-old Officer Jason Ellis was shot multiple times with a shotgun after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. Ellis was in uniform and was driving home.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 04:50:09 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5556 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Police: Slain Bardstown Police Officer Was Ambushed Bardstown Police Officer Fatally Shot http://wfpl.org/post/bardstown-police-officer-fatally-shot <p>A Bardstown Police officer was found shot to death this morning outside his cruiser on a Bluegrass Parkway exit ramp.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.kystandard.com/content/bardstown-police-officer-shot-and-killed"> Kentucky Standard </a>reports that 33 year old Officer Jason Scott Ellis was on his way home from work when he was shot on Exit Ramp 34, sometime before 3:00am. He was in uniform and his emergency lights were flashing.</p><p>Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin says there had been no radio contact from Ellis prior to the shooting.</p><p>Kentucky State Police are investigating.</p> Sat, 25 May 2013 14:34:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 5551 at http://wfpl.org Bardstown Police Officer Fatally Shot