July 9, 2010
The couple accused of robbing a Danville check-cashing business Tuesday are being held without bond at the Boyle County Detention Center. Arlen Craig Castle, 42, and his wife, Darlene Mary Castle, 38, both of 442 Patrician Place, Apt. 2, in Danville are accused of robbing Cash Advance at the corner of Hustonville Road and Mason Avenue. Arlen Castle also is charged with two counts of sodomy and one count of rape for allegedly assaulting a female employee in a bathroom at the business.
September 5, 2012
Former Jessamine County Detention Center jail captain Brian Shearer has pleaded guilty to theft and second-degree forgery, a fraction of the 39 counts he was indicted for in December 2011. In July, he pleaded guilty to four charges of theft by unlawful taking, more than $500, which are Class-A one second-degree forgery charge, both are Class-D felonys. All other charges were dismissed. Earlier this month, Shearer made his first $1,000 payment of the more than $7,000 owed in restitution, which he agreed upon in a plea agreement to avoid a three-year prison term.
February 15, 2012
The Jessamine County Detention Center is becoming increasingly overcrowded due to a rise in crime that has been compounded by a newly implemented electronic-warrants system, according to jailer Jon Sallee. However, county law enforcement agencies agree e-warrants were a positive change and have been successful in getting more accused criminals off the streets. That is worth more than the extra stress placed on the jail and sheriff's deputies, Sallee and Jessamine County Chief Deputy Allen Peel said.
March 9, 2007
Dear Edtior, In response to the issue with the detention center, don't do anything to go to jail. Abide by the laws. Then you wouldn't have a reason to claim discrimnation. Here's a grand idea: Hold yourself accountable. Brad Jeffries Louisville
June 1, 2007
Dear Editor, The vice president has defied the will of the American people, the rest of the world, and even two Popes now. How can we as Americans allow this to continue in good conscience? This administration should all be sent to jail. I think Gitmo or Abu Graib would be suitable with the wronged Iraq people as jailers. Susan Tileston Stanford
December 20, 2006
Dear Editor, David Gooch, Lincoln County jailer, should be commended for his efforts to improve jail mental health and substance abuse treatment. Jails nationwide must regularly deal with these two populations. When jails don't provide appropriate mental health and substance abuse treatment there can be serious consequences: 1) In the late 1990s, the Justice Department threatened to take over the Los Angeles county jail because of mistreatment of mentally ill offenders; 2)
September 1, 2005
Dear Editor: I would like to thank staff members at the Boyle County Detention Center. My son was in jail there for almost two years. They treated us super. We only could go up once a month because it was so far, and my son didn't get many visitors. I was so grateful they treated my son with respect and were very good to him. They made these past two years a lot less stressful for us. I wish more jails would see prisoners as humans and not just another number. Thank you very much for being the way you are. Sharon Throgmorton Ballard County
May 14, 2006
Dear Editor, I would like to respond to a letter from Captain Phillip Yates and Chief Deputy Sue Denham. First of all, you question lawsuits. There are several factors that will always be present if you have a jail in your county two of which are inmates, and lawsuits. There will always be inmates in your jail, and along with the inmates come lawsuits. Matter of fact, aren't Barry Harmon and members of his staff currently facing a lawsuit? Second, about my proposal to have the jail take over the transporting for the sheriff's department, you state I will need to spend money on new vehicles.
April 3, 2006
Dear Editor: I just wanted to respond to the letter that was written saying that (Dr. Bibb) should be in jail. I totally agree with you on this subject, and as you say, in this town and other surrounding towns it is all in who you know. I wonder if Dr. Bibb had had some cocaine or marijuana, would he have been sent to jail? His crime of sexual miconduct on a child is much more serious than a marijuana charge. Our papers are full of sentencings of drug offenders each and every day. But yet he is on probation.
March 12, 2011
A Missouri man will serve 365 days in the Clark County Detention Center after being convicted of sexual misconduct late Thursday afternoon. A district court jury took approximately 45 minutes to return its verdict against 19-year-old Zachary Moore of Keytesville, Mo., Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas said. The jail sentence and the $500 fine are the maximum penalties allowed on a misdemeanor conviction. Moore was arrested in September on a first-degree rape warrant for allegedly having forced sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in Clark County.