Police and Fire

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from July 2

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court on July 2. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

  • Two injured in Friday morning crash

    Two people had to be transported to University Hospital in Louisville on Friday morning for injuries sustained in a car accident.

    The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in Bloomfield, near Glasscock Log and Lumber on Springfield Road.

  • Jail Logs: July 30-31

    David Allen Hamilton, 48, probation violation.

    Philip Scott-Whitlow, 22, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Judith Gail Downs, 52, contempt of court.

    Ronald Steven Stine, 27, public intoxication-controlled substance.

    Joseph Michael Fowler, 24, contempt of court.

  • Bardstown man and woman arrested on drug charges

    A Bardstown man and woman were arrested Tuesday following a complaint of drug use and dealing at their West Stephen Foster Avenue residence.

    According to arrest records, when officers contacted Tara G. Mattox, 31, and Jeffrey A. Mattox, 32, a consensual search was conducted.

    The search found several “meth boats” containing residue of methamphetamine. Officers also found coffee filters and straws with the drug residue.

  • New Haven pair arrested for identity theft of relative

    A New Haven man and woman have been arrested on shoplifting and identity theft charges after allegedly using another woman’s driver’s license to complete a transaction.

    According to a complaint warrant, James Gilpin, 33, and Shanna Downs, 26, reportedly stole merchandise from Walmart on East John Rowan Boulevard March 27.

  • Fire department hosts annual kids night

    The humid temperatures Tuesday served as a prime opportunity for firefighters to break out the fire hose and spray a gigantic stream of water over crowds of people all in the name of community.

     The Northeast Nelson Fire Department hosted its annual Kids Night Tuesday. About 250 people from Nelson and surrounding counties came out to enjoy a snack, chat with one another and watch as their kids played a variety of games.

  • Jail Logs: July 29-30

    Krista L. Peake, 23, probation violation.

    Joshua L. Pate, 34, contempt of court.

    James M. Gilpin, 33, theft of identity of another without consent, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, three counts failure to appear, contempt of court.

    Daryl Dewayne Grundy, 47, contempt of court.

    James Ronald Duncan, 69, contempt of court.

    Shawn Allan Johnson, 23, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.


  • LMPD divers spend two days at Melody Lake

    For the second day in a row, the grassy bank of one end of Melody Lake in Nelson County was occupied Wednesday by members of the Louisville Metro Police Underwater Search and Recovery team. Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Ramon Pineiroa accompanied the team.

    Members from the Louisville water search team were gathered at the same location Tuesday for about seven hours.

  • Jail Logs: July 28-29

    Shanna Marie Peake, 24, probation violation.

    Jeffery Allan Mattox, 32, first-degree possession of controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Tara Gail Mattox, 31, first-degree possession of controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Christina N. Burris, 27, fourth-degree assault, receiving stolen property.



  • Police search Melody Lake

    About a dozen law enforcement agency vehicles — including those from the Louisville Metro Police River Patrol, Louisville Metro Police Underwater Search and Recovery and the Nelson County Sheriff's Office — were on scene Tuesday afternoon on the banks of Melody Lake in Nelson County. 

    Several divers could also be seen in the water several hundred feet away from those vehicles.