Police and Fire

  • Heroin overdoses on the rise in Nelson County

    Opiate overdoses this year could double last year’s number if they remain on their current pace in Nelson County.

    Obtaining current numbers can be problematic, given the many agencies that deal with drug overdoses. But Nelson County EMS tracks opiate overdoses by the number of times first-responders administer the drug Narcan, a fast-acting opiate antidote used to counteract the effects of an opiate overdose. And those numbers are skyrocketing.

  • UPDATED: Bardstown man arrested for sex charges involving minor

    UPDATE: Michael Scott was indicted by a Nelson County Grand Jury July 20 on sex charges involving a minor. The charges listed on the indictment are first-degree sexual abuse (defendent over 21, victim under 16), possesison of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and tampering with physical evidence. Those charges differ slightly from what he was orginally charged with after his arrest. Scott's bail was set at $100,000 cash, plus conditions. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court Aug. 4.

  • Sheriff's Office investigating shooting

    This story has been updated from a previous version to include the victim's name and information from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.

    The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at Dollar General on Ky. 245 in the Cox's Creek area.

    Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched just after 8 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a man covered in blood. Clerks at the store called it in.

    When deputies arrived they found Michael P. Young, 39, of New Haven, who had been shot in the face.

  • Second person dies from Tuesday crash on parkway

    A second passenger involved in a crash Tuesday on the Bluegrass Parkway has died. According to the Jefferson County Coroners Office, Jessica Clowers, 30, died just after noon Saturday, four days after being ejected from a vehicle during a collision in Nelson County.

  • Bardstown man found shot in Springfield

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting death of a Bardstown man who was discovered Tuesday morning inside a vehicle in Washington County.

    According to a press release from the police, the man, identified as 51-year-old Yul Andre Rayford was found with an apparent gunshot wound, lying inside of a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road (Ky. 55), 1.5 miles north of Springfield.

    Rayford was still alive when he was discovered by a landowner. He was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville, where he died at 10:20 p.m.

  • Two killed in separate crashes Monday and Tuesday

    Two people were killed on Nelson County roadways in separate incidents Monday and Tuesday.

    On Monday morning, a Chaplin man was declared dead after the pickup truck he was driving struck an empty building in Bloomfield. Tuesday morning, at least one person was killed in a two-vehicle collision on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Man killed after driving into building

    A Chaplin man is dead Monday morning after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a building on Fairfield Hill Road in Bloomfield.

  • Two injured in single-vehicle Monday accident

    Just before 1 p.m. Monday, Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies, Nelson County EMS and Nelson County Fire and Rescue were called near the intersection of Loretto Road (KY 49) and Joe Lyvers Road on report of an injury accident with entrapment.

    When emergency personnel arrived, a neighbor, who happens to be an ER nurse in Louisville, had started to assess the two men inside the vehicle.

    According to officers, the passenger was able to exit the vehicle, but the 42-year-old driver, who officers identified as Charles Miles, had to be extricated.

  • Man dead after early morning truck crash in Bloomfield

    A Chaplin man is dead after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a building on Fairfield Hill Road in Bloomfield Monday morning.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s deputies, EMS personnel and Northeast Nelson firefighters responded to the injury accident at 5:07 a.m. Monday.

    Charles Chesser, 79, was traveling westbound on Chaplin Road when he crossed the intersection onto Fairfield Hill Road, struck a fire hydrant and crashed into a building at 104 Fairfield Hill.

  • Jail Logs:June 9-10, 2016

    Samantha P. Brothers, 21, three counts probation violation.

    Quacy L. Sheckles, 21, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fraudulent use of a credit card.

    Fredrick A. Sanger, 30, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Bradley D. Humphrey, 26, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Joseph Lee Tinnell, 33, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Tiffany G. Thompson, 29, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

  • Jail Logs: June 7-8, 2016

    Brandon Dewayne Yates, 22, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, second-degree criminal mischief.

    Ryan Nicholas Hayes, 23, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Reenae Jean Woosley, 24, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.