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Jailers are trying to keep the coronavirus out of facilities

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - Many Kentucky jailers are trying to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Derran Broyles is the jailer at the Scott...

State Police say a Christian County inmate escapee was located

State police say a Hopkinsville man who escaped from Christian County Detention Center on work release was located and is back in custody.
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No visitors allowed at jail in Lexington due to coronavirus

Visitation and volunteer-run programs are suspended for the time being at the jail in Lexington due to the coronavirus.

2 former correctional officers sentenced in inmate’s assault

Authorities say two former Kentucky correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of a handcuffed inmate and an attempt to cover up the assault.
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Incarcerated fathers dance with daughters at Woodford County Detention Center

Non-violent offenders were able to meet their daughters on the red carpet for a night of fun at Woodford County Detention Center Saturday.

Former jail deputy sentenced to 4 years in prison

Authorities say a former deputy jailer in western Kentucky has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.
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Employees accuse the Lincoln County jailer of sexual harassment

Eight employees are suing the Lincoln County Jailer for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination in the workplace.

Woman charged with animal cruelty in McCraken Co.

A woman in McCraken County who was already in jail is now facing animal cruelty charges.
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Petition submitted to stop property tax increase for a new jail

Madison County officials say it desperately needs a new jail after years of overcrowding. 

Lexington inmate fails to return from work release

Have you seen 37-year old Roth Lee Baughman, Jr.? Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington Police.

Court records: Kentucky jail guards get added abuse charges

Four former Kentucky jail deputies charged with manslaughter in the death of an inmate have been given additional criminal abuse charges.

Kentucky woman gets jail time for faking cancer to get money

A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for soliciting $15,000 in donations while pretending to have cancer.

Mother accused of trying to bring drugs to her son in jail

A mother is accused of trying to bring crystal meth to her son in jail, according to the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.
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UPDATE: Wayne County escapee captured

An escapee in Wayne County was captured just hours after walking away from a work release detail, according to the jailer.

Police: Escaped inmate arrested in Rockcastle Co.

Kentucky State Police say they have arrested an inmate who escaped custody from a Rockcastle County jail last week.

Trump’s ex-lawyer arrives at prison

President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer and fixer has arrived at an upstate New York prison to start a three-year sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump's behalf.

Bell County inmates accused of starting jail riot

Four inmates in Bell County are accused of playing a big part in what the jailer says could be called a riot, according to a report in the Middlesboro Daily News.

Mt. Sterling man sentenced for role in fatal jailhouse overdose

A Mt. Sterling man has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for distribution of Fentanyl that caused a deadly overdose in the Mongtomery County Regional Jail, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. 

National Safe Streets & Second Chances project to discussed the initiative Tuesday

Safe Streets & Second Chances project discussed the initiative and other criminal justice-focused efforts in the Bluegrass State.

Suspect shot with own gun outside Kentucky jail

Police in Kentucky say a suspect under custody was shot by his own handgun during a scuffle with a trooper outside a jail.

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