Police and Fire

  • Harper wins GOP sheriff’s race with two-thirds of total

    Todd Harper won a resounding victory Tuesday night in his quest for the Republican nomination for Nelson County Sheriff.

    Harper won with 1,213 votes, or 62 percent, over his opponent, Chris Middleton, who garnered 756 votes, according to The Standard’s unofficial results.

    Harper congratulated his fellow Republican, who like him is a Louisville Metro police officer and a first-time candidate.

  • Jail logs, May 17-18, 2018

    Monique Leighanne Martindil, 38, failure to appear (2017 criminal case)

    Cody Nathaniel Horn, 20, contempt of court (2017 criminal case).

    Brittany Nicole McClure, 29, theft by unlawful taking of anhydrous ammonia (2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Austin Tyler Mattingly, 22, contempt of court.

    Maggie Elaine Beavers, 35, contempt of court.

    Cesar A. Perez-Hernandez, 38, fourth-degree assault.

    Patricia Elizabeth Rush, 30, fourth-degree assault.

  • Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from April



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

  • E-Town man accused of sexual abuse

    An Elizabethtown man, 32-year-old Patrick Hewitt, was indicted Wednesday in Nelson Circuit Court on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. According to the indictment, the alleged offense occurred between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017, in Nelson County. The allegations involve a child less than 12 years of age. Hewitt’s bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions and his arraignment is set for June 7.

  • Jail logs, May 11-15, 2018

    Lesley Brooke McKay, 40, two counts of failure to appear (2014 and 2015 civil cases).

    Chelsie Renee Gibson, 23, two counts of failure to appear (2018 misdemeanor and criminal cases).

    Brandie Michelle Phillips, 39, fourth-degree assault, bench warrant served for court (2017 case).

    Zacharey Abell Garrett, 19, one headlight, no registration plates, failure to wear seat belts, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of marijuana, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

  • Man wielding ax arrested Thursday

    A man was taken into custody after Bardstown Police and Nelson County deputy sheriffs responded to a report of a man wielding an ax on North Third Street Thursday afternoon.

    BPD Detective Lynn Davis spotted the pick-up truck with a Hello Kitty sticker on it driven by Terry Hamrick, 53, and stopped him on Court Square. Police recovered a hatchet from Hamrick’s truck and he was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Jail logs, May 10-11

    Joshua Ryan Harris, 37, second-degree wanton endangerment (2017 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Anthony Douglas Smith, 36, possession of a controlled substance (2018 criminal case, previously indicted).

    Caylen Drew Lovvorn, 26, knowingly exploit an adult over $300 and second-degree criminal possession of forged instrument (both 2017 criminal case, previously indicted), theft by unlawful taking or disposition $10,000 or more but less than $1 million, receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Bardstown man dies after struck by car

    A Bardstown man who was struck by a car in Breckinridge County Tuesday has died.

    JD Earl Fulkerson, 30, was injured when he was hit around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night on Ky. 86 near Rosetta Corners Road. Fulkerson had reportedly walked into the path of a 2014 KIA Rio driven by 20-year-old Baylee M. Harrington, of Irvington.

  • Three arrested for vehicle break-ins on Maple Grove Court

    Three young adults were arrested Thursday on theft and drug charges related to vehicle break-ins on Maple Grove Court.

    According to a post-arrest complaint, Nelson County Sheriff deputies and Bardstown Police responded to that area early Thursday morning when a man said he had caught people breaking into vehicles along the road. The accused are Jonothan David McClung, 18, of Shepherdsville; Jason C. Miller, 20, of Mount Washington; and Elizabeth Lynn Colvin, 18, of Cox’s Creek.

  • Bardstown coach facing sodomy, porn and tampering charges

    Devin Yocum, a seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball coach at Bardstown Middle School, was arraigned Friday morning on charges related to inappropriate actions with a student. Those charges include two counts of third-degree sodomy, possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and tampering with a witness.

    Yocum, 37, was booked in the Nelson County Jail on Wednesday. According to a post-arrest citation from the Bardstown Police Department, the alleged crimes involved a 17-year-old high school student.