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Police and Fire

  • Shop with a Cop brings second year of holiday cheer

    Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Cox doesn’t want children to be afraid of police.

    “A lot of people tell kids to ‘be good or he’s gonna arrest you,’ and I always hate that,” Cox said. “I want them to look to police for help.”

    Cox was one of seven officers paired with disadvantaged Bardstown families for the second annual Shop with a Cop, which took place Thursday night.

  • Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Nov. 15 2017 (continued)

    Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for Dec. 7.

    Jacob K. Mattingly, 30, of Bardstown, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana. On or about Aug. 24, 2017, Mattingly unlawfully possessed meth, drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Community comes together to make Christmas special for families in need

    From first responders to churches, businesses and volunteers, the Bardstown and Nelson County Community has come together in many ways this year to help those in need. Standing outside of Liberty Tax Service Friday morning, a recipient was joyful as she watched the firefighters load gifts into the trunk of her car. Members of the Bardstown Professional Firefighters Local 5095 spent part of their morning at the business on North Third, where they met with a mother in need to make Christmas special.

  • Jail logs, Dec. 21-22, 2017

    Aretha Ann Mason, 47, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second or greater offense (cocaine).

    James Paul Goodrich, 24, warrant served for other police agency.

    Martin Alexander Sweeney, 52, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) possession of marijuana, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Watts names Newton Nelson County’s interim sheriff

    Nelson County’s next sheriff will need no on-the-job training.

    Mike Newton, who served two terms as the county’s sheriff, will serve as interim sheriff when Sheriff Ed Mattingly’s retirement becomes official Jan. 1.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts made the announcement in a press release Wednesday morning, two days after Mattingly let it be known that he was retiring.

    “It’s important to put somebody in place who’s had some experience there and somebody who’s neutral,” Watts said.

  • Newton to be interim sheriff

    Nelson County’s next sheriff will need no on-the-job training.

    Mike Newton, who served two terms as the county’s sheriff, will serve as interim sheriff when Sheriff Ed Mattingly’s retirement becomes official Jan. 1.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts made the announcement in a press release Wednesday morning, two days after Mattingly let it be known that he was retiring.

    “It’s important to put somebody in place who’s had some experience there and somebody who’s neutral,” he said.

  • Sheriff Mattingly's full statement about his retirement

    December 18, 2017
    To: Local Media
    From: Ed Mattingly, Nelson County Sheriff
     

  • Jail logs, Dec. 18-19

    Susan Michelle Browning, 48, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol, shoplifting, illegal possession of a legend drug.

    Emilio Chavez Garcia, 45, failure to appear.

    Travis Earl Greenwell, 40, theft by deception including cold checks.

    Wayne Forrest Ferguson, 44, shoplifting (2017).

    Stephen Joseph Weatherbee, 24, careless driving, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

  • State police still investigating fatal August crash

    Four months after a crash on Ky. 245 claimed the lives of two young women, the collision is still under investigation by Kentucky State Police. No criminal charges have been filed against Tayseer Lewis, the driver of a Ford pickup truck, who police say caused the crash on Aug. 11 when he crossed into the eastbound lanes, struck one vehicle in the rear and then struck a Mustang head on, but documents indicate Lewis was at fault.

  • EMT arrested for cocaine resigns

    Jerry Lynne Hurst, the Nelson County EMS employee who was arrested for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in Washington County in September is no longer employed by the county government.

    EMS Director Joe Prewitt said Tuesday Hurst resigned Oct. 10 even though his court case is still pending. He left on his own, said Prewitt and County Judge-Executive Dean Watts.

    “He saw the writing on the wall. We were going to do a drug screening on him,” Watts said.