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Eastern Region

District 9

​​​​ ​District Supervisor - Josh King

Prior to beginning his career with the DOC, King held internships with the department in 2010 and 2011 in District 9's substance abuse and sex offender treatment programs. In March 2012, King was hired as a probation and parole officer in District 9. In that role, he supervised a caseload of probationers, parolees and home incarceration offenders, and oversaw the Men's Hope Center residential substance abuse treatment program. King was promoted to assistant supervisor in District 9 in 2017.

Since 2017 King has served as a special deputy US Marshal assigned as a Central Kentucky Fugitive Task Force officer. During his career, King has served as a firearms instructor, security threat group task force member, PREA investigator and field training officer.

A 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky, King received his bachelor's degree in social work. He is a graduate of the 2015-2016 Commissioner's Executive Leadership Program. He is the recipient of a DOC Achievement Award in 2015 and a Commissioner's Award in 2018. Additionally, he received a Lexington Metro Police Department's Distinguished Service Award in 2016.




Josh King, Supervisor
Michelle Blakeman, Asst. Supervisor​
Mike Andrews, Asst. Supervisor
Tabitha Kail​, Asst. Supervisor


Fayette Co.
2008 Mercer Rd - Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (502​) 564-6200
Fax: (859) 246-2176


District 9 covers the following county: