Police and Fire

  • Jail logs, May 5-6

    James Brandon Medley, 30, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, menacing, possession of marijuana, prescription controlled substance not in original container.

    Molly Renee Boone, 21, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Stuart Paul Hamilton, 29, failure to appear.

  • Police: Victim beaten in Louisville, dumped in Cox’s Creek Tuesday

    A Louisville man was found early Tuesday morning in the Cox’s Creek area severely beaten, an assault police are saying happened in Louisville before the victim was dumped in Nelson County along Blankenrod Boulevard.

    The 23-year-old white man was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital. Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said the injuries to the victim’s face were severe but not life threatening.

  • Jail logs, April 29-May 3


    Samuel Ryan Norman, 18, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Chelsie Renee Gibson, 21, contempt of court/libel/slander/resistance to order.

    Dylan Wayne Welch, 24, probation violation.

    Kenneth Lee Scott, 39, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

  • BPD warns about counterfeit money scam

    Officers from the Bardstown Police Department are warning businesses and individuals to take a closer look at their paper money to make sure it isn’t phony.

    On Wednesday, the police department posted on its Facebook page about paper money movie props being used as real cash. 

  • Loretto man arrested, accused of rape

    A 59-year-old man was arrested Thursday after being accused of rape. 

    According to a uniform citation from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the victim told officers that Ronald B. Kraemer pulled her into his bedroom and forced sex on her despite her objections. The victim said she was able to run away, according to the citation. 

    The alleged offense was reported to have occurred Wednesday night. Kraemer was arrested the next morning.

  • Sheriff ‘furious’ with city mayor

    Do the math regarding the Kentucky State Police’s proposal to dispatch for Bardstown’s police and fire departments, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly urged members of the Bardstown City Council at their meeting Tuesday night.

    KSP’s estimate of $157,200 a year for dispatching services after the initial start-up costs amounts to $17 an hour, which wouldn’t pay the salary of a single employee, he said.

  • PHOTOS: Mattingly, Gillock promoted Sunday

    Bardstown Police Officer McKenzie Mattingly was promoted to captain and Officer Brad Gillock was promoted to lieutenant during a private promotion ceremony Sunday at Bardstown City Hall. Mattingly takes over as captain for the retired Capt. Tom Roby and will be assistant chief until the May retirement of Chief Rick McCubbin, when Mattingly will become interim chief during a search for a new chief.

  • Jail logs, April 22-26

    April 22-25

    Ronald J. Greenwell, 29, parole violation.

    Joseph M. Sepulvado, 33, failure to appear, fourth-degree assault.

    Charles D. Wright Jr., 49, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle.

    Tonya K. Lampkin, 38, failure to appear, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

  • Accident investigation sends missing teen home

    Two teenagers were not seriously injured in vehicle accident Sunday night on the Bluegrass Parkway, but the driver of the car had been reported missing from another state.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the accident at the 33-mile marker at around 7 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered a 2006 Chrysler Sebring with heavy front-end damage.

  • State police pricing dispatch services for Bardstown

    Someone in Bardstown’s city government is looking into what it would cost to have Kentucky State Police dispatch for its police and fire departments, but Mayor John Royalty says it isn’t him.

    Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts stated openly during a Fiscal Court discussion of 911 services last Tuesday that, “Kentucky State Police is actively giving the city of Bardstown a quote for dispatching, and we have confirmed that.”