Rodney Ballard spoke at a news conference on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Ky.  Mayor Jim Gray  nominated Ballard as Director of the Division of Community Corrections.
       Ballard has 30 years of experience in law enforcement and corrections. He currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, where he has oversight of Probation and Parole and inspections of county jails statewide.  Photo by David Perry | Staff
Rodney Ballard spoke at a news conference on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Ky. Mayor Jim Gray nominated Ballard as Director of the Division of Community Corrections. Ballard has 30 years of experience in law enforcement and corrections. He currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, where he has oversight of Probation and Parole and inspections of county jails statewide. Photo by David Perry | Staff HERALD-LEADER
Rodney Ballard spoke at a news conference on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Ky. Mayor Jim Gray nominated Ballard as Director of the Division of Community Corrections. Ballard has 30 years of experience in law enforcement and corrections. He currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, where he has oversight of Probation and Parole and inspections of county jails statewide. Photo by David Perry | Staff HERALD-LEADER

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