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Ashley Thomas Promoted to Payroll Branch Manager in the Division of Personnel
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Personnel Services, Rodney Moore, today announced that Ashley Thomas has been promoted to payroll branch manager for the Division of Personnel.
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Tiffany Ratliff Promoted to Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex
Monday, June 27, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced the promotion of Tiffany Ratliff to Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex (BCC) in Lexington.
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Kentucky State Penitentiary Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score
Friday, June 24, 2016
Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) in Eddyville received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.1 percent.
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Kentucky Correctional Industries Receives Perfect Audit Score
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Kentucky Correctional Industries (KCI) received a perfect score on its first re-accreditation audit from the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Department of Corrections Central Office Receives Perfect Audit Score
Monday, June 20, 2016
The Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) central office received a perfect score last week on its re-accreditation audit from the American Correctional Association (ACA).
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Scott Mayer Promoted to Assistant Supervisor in Probation and Parole District 20
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Division of Probation and Parole Director Cortney Shewmaker today announced the promotion of Scott Mayer to Assistant District Supervisor of District 20.
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Cortney Shewmaker Promoted to Director of Probation and Parole
Monday, June 06, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced the promotion of Cortney Shewmaker to Director of the Division of Probation and Parole.
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Alicia Bloyd Promoted to Deputy Warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex
Friday, May 31, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced the promotion of Alicia Bloyd to deputy warden at Blackburn Correctional Complex (BCC) in Lexington.
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Rodney Moore Promoted to Director of Personnel Services
Friday, May 13, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced the promotion of Rodney Moore to Director of Personnel Services.
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Scott Jordan Named Warden at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex
Friday, May 13, 2016
Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner Rodney Ballard today announced Scott Jordan has been named warden of Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC).
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