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Entries for April 2012

Home Grown Down on the Farm

Posted by Ed Prindle on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Association News | Comments (0)
Home Grown Down on the Farm
Whitley County Detention Center inmates Chris Bottoms (left) and Leslie Simpson (right) spent some time down on the jail farm on Wednesday planting approximately two acres of potatoes.
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NEWPORT – The Campbell County Detention Center hasn’t gone to the dogs, buy a highly-trained K-9 team has joined Jailer Greg Buckler’s staff. “Layco”, a Belgian Shepherd, and his handler Bruce Markus, an experienced law enforcement officer and deputy jailer, are now working at the county detention center. “A dog like Layco is a major deterrent,” said Markus, who spent 20 years with the Newport Police Department as the K-9 unit officer. “Sometimes...
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Gov. Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 90, legislation dealing with unclaimed inmate funds that was supported by the KJA. The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Ernie Harris, R-Crestwood. It creates a new section of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapter 441 that provides a process for returning unclaimed funds in an inmate or canteen account. After a prisoner is released, the unclaimed money is turned over to the county fiscal court after three years. Read the legislation: &nb...
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KY Jailer Spotlight - Ken Kells

Posted by Ed Prindle on Saturday, April 07, 2012 in Jailer Spotlight | Comments (1)
KY Jailer Spotlight - Ken Kells
Ken Kells was elected Pendleton County Jailer in 2007. He is serving his third year on the KJA Board of Directors. Kells was elected to the board during the KJA annual conference which was held in early June in Bowling Green. “Serving on the board allows me to be much more informed, and allows us to fight legislation that could potentially hurt our county,” said Kells. Ken has worked very hard since his election supporting the KJA through his service to the KJA Board of Dir...
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