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Nelson County, KY Public Records

Circuit Court
200 Nelson County Plaza
Bardstown, KY 40004 courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 502-348-3648
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Family, Contested Probate
Restricted Records: No adoption, mental, juvenile, domestic violence or sealed records released
Personal identifiers are no longer filed with case documentation. Criminal record checks are done statewide at Pretrial Services in Frankfort.
District Court
200 Nelson County Plaza
Bardstown, KY 40004 courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 502-348-3648
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Juvenile, Ordinances, Traffic
Restricted Records: No adoption, mental, juvenile, domestic violence or sealed records released
Personal identifiers are no longer filed with case documentation. Criminal record checks are done statewide at Pretrial Services in Frankfort.

Nelson County, KY Vital Records

Contact the Nelson County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Nelson County
County Clerk
http://www.nelsoncountyclerk.com
8AM-4PM M,T,W; 8AM-5PM TH,F EST
Phone: 502-348-1830
Fax: 502-348-1882
Recorded Documents

Nelson County Vital Certificates

Nelson County Vital Certificates

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Nelson County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 422.63 sq mi
Population (2009): 43,550
  • Females: 50.6%
  • White: 92.7%
  • Black/African American: 5.5%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 91.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 6,073
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 79.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 13.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.64
Housing Units (2000): 14,934
Homeownership Rate (2000): 78.0%
Migration Flow to Nelson County, KY from (2007-2008):

Nelson County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $686,223
  • Construction: $68,678
  • Retail Trade: $53,212
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $68,464
  • Banking: $19,596
  • Retail Trade: $53,212
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $13,331
  • Manufacturing: $225,827
  • Farms: $-7,457
  • Government: $87,642
Employed (2000): 17,961
Unemployed (2000): 689
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,236
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,573
Local Government Revenue (2007): $71,289 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $180,646 (thou. dol.)

Nelson County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 599
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.1
Deaths (2007): 359
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.7

Nelson County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 54
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 8
  • Robbery: 12
  • Aggravated Assault: 34
Property Crimes (2008): 679
  • Burglary: 179
  • Larceny-Theft: 472
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 28

Nelson County Genealogy Records