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Nelson County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Nelson County is located in north central Kentucky. Formed in 1784, it was named in honor of Thomas Nelson, Jr., a governor of Virginia who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Bardstown is its county seat. The zip codes in Nelson County are 40037, 40107, 40051, 40052, 40004, 40008, 40012, 40013, and 40020.

The chief law enforcement officer of Nelson County is Sheriff Ed Mattingly. Asst. Sheriff Ramon Pineroa is responsible for assisting the Sheriff with managing the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. You can get in touch with the Sheriff or any of his staff at (502)348-1840. The Jailer of the Nelson County Jail is Dorcas Figg. He can be reached at 502-348-1860 or via email at [email protected].

Nelson County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 210 Nelson County Plaza, Bardstown, KY 40004

Phone: 502.348.1840

Fax: 502.348.1849

Inmate Search in Nelson County Jail

The Nelson County Jail does not post the current roster of inmates housed in the facility online. If you wish to locate an inmate here, you will need to get in touch with the Jailer, Dorcas Figg, at 502-348-1860.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

All visits to inmates at the Nelson County Jail are by appointment only. Visitors must produce a valid photo ID. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Proof of guardianship may be required. Appropriate clothing should be worn (i.e. no see-through clothes, mini skirts). If you wish to visit an inmate, you can get in touch with the jail at 502-348-1860 to learn the visitation schedule.

If you wish to correspond with an inmate at this facility, you must address your letter as follows:


Nelson County Jail

P.O. Box 280

Bardstown, KY 40004

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Persons who have been charged and found guilty of committing a criminal offense involving sexual misconduct are called sex offenders. These crimes include rape, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and child pornography. By law, these criminals are required to have their information registered in the state and national sex offender databases for public safety purposes.In Kentucky, the locals can find sex offenders residing in their area by visiting this website.

Please take note that some sex offenders may not update their registration. As such, you may encounter entries that list last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is when the court allows an accused individual to stay out of jail for the time being as he waits for his trial to start provided that he will be present at all of his scheduled court appearances. For some offenses, the judge may add another condition to the bail. He may require the individual or his family/friends to pledge money or property to the court for added assurance. If the individual fails to keep his appointment in court, whoever pledged the money or property will lose it and may be liable to pay more, depending on the type of bond that was given.

If an individual (or his family and friends) cannot make bail because of a lack of funds, he/she can hire a bondsman to act as a surety. The bondsman will be the one signing the bond and placing himself as the owner of the “debt” to the court if the defendant violates his bail conditions. A bondsman typically charges 10% of the bail amount and this fee is non-refundable.

In Kentucky, there are no bondsmen because the practice of commercial bail bonding is not allowed. Ky. Stat. § 431.510 (outlawing commercial bail bond industry); see Stephens v. Bonding Assoc. of Kentucky, 538 S.W.2d 580 (Ky 1976) (upholding statute). If a bondsman from out of state needed to arrest a fugitive currently hiding out in Kentucky, he will need to obtain a warrant first. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Nelson County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Nelson County Probation Department
Location:201 Cathedral Manor, Bardstown, Kentucky, 40004
Nelson County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined119
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll15
Full time total employees15
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Nelson County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201621,541
Number Employed Annual Average, 201620,581
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016960
Unemployment Rate, 20164.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201551,843
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Nelson County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,577
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201512.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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