Clinton County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Clinton County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 100 South Cross Street, Albany, 42602 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: 606-387-5111

Clinton County Sheriff's Office is located at 100 South Cross Street, Albany, 42602 KY. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office phone number is 606-387-5111.

Clinton County Sheriff's Office News

On May 19 2018, a search warrant was conducted by the Clinton County Sheriff Department and District 6 Constable Gilbert Daniels at 200 Brown Street, Albany, KY. The Sheriff Department had been getting numerous complaints about possible drug activity. During the search warrant, a large amount of Methamphetamine along with numerous syringes, scales, packaging material and marijuana was found inside the residence. Leanna N. Traylor, Lora R. Jones and Ashley M. Neal were arrested and was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), a Class D Felony, Trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense ( equal to or greater than 2 grams Methamphetamine), a Class C Felony, Possession of a controlled substance, 1st Degree, 1st offense (Drug Unspecified), a Class D Felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor, and possession of Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor. All arrested were lodged in the Clinton County Jail. Bond set at $25,000 cash only for each. Investigation continues by the Clinton County Sheriff Department.

🎓Congratulations to the 2018 graduates!🎓 Y’all made it!

On May 15, 2018 the department along with KSP Trooper Jason Warinner answered a call on Middle Fork Indian Creek Road of two individuals on a motorcycle acting in a suspicious manner. Sheriff Jim Guffey identified the individuals as Kensey Pruitt, 19 of Albany and Danny Hall, 33 of Albany. Hall was placed under arrest for an outstanding arrest warrant when he fled on foot. Trooper Warinner attempted to apprehend the subject but lost sight of him as he entered into a wooded area. Sheriff Guffey mirandized and arrested Pruitt. Consent to search was given and she was charged with Poss Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) and Drug Paraphernalia when a small baggie of methamphetamine residue and a syringe were found in her personal belongings. CCSO, APD, and KSP continued to attempt to locate Hall. Later that same evening CCSO received a call on a possible sighting of Hall and was arrested by CCSO. Hall was charged with Poss Con Sub 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (on foot), Drug Paraphernalia and other traffic related charges. Both individuals were lodged in the Clinton County Jail.

$60,000 Stolen Property Recovered resulting from a joint investigation with the Clinton County Sheriff Dept. and the Albany Police Dept. On Saturday, May 11, the Albany Police Department received a complaint of the possible theft of a utility trailer from a local business within the city of Albany. On duty officers Mark Bell and Rick Riddle were able to identify the individual in question and began a search to locate the suspect which in turn led to a short pursuit that was terminated by officers due to safety concerns. At that time the individual was not in possession of the missing trailer. Shortly after the encounter with the subject by Albany Police, the Clinton County Sheriff Dept. received a complaint from the area of Duvall Valley on the same individual driving recklessly through the area. Deputies Rodney Shelton and Rick Stearns responded to the area and encountered the vehicle traveling southwest out of the Valley at a very high rate of speed. Deputies turned on the vehicle, which refused to stop, but quickly lost sight of it. The deputies remained in the area and was able to locate the vehicle a second time. At that time the vehicle had suffered catastrophic mechanical failure and was smoking and traveling at a slow rate of speed, without any working lights. The individual again refused to stop for the deputies and coasted the vehicle into a field near his residence, at which time he exited the vehicle and fled from the scene on foot. Deputies Shelton and Stearns searched the area for the individual, as well as the missing trailer, but was unable to locate either at the time. Upon returning to residence and vehicle they discovered the individual had returned to the scene. He was placed under arrest at that time and charged with fleeing and evading police and reckless driving. On May 12, 2018 Sheriff Jim Guffey, Albany Police Chief Ernest Guffey, and Officer Mark Bell returned to the area and started a search for the missing trailer. Officers were able to locate the trailer on a farm at which the subject resided. Along with the utility trailer a 2012 Kabota tractor was also found in the approximate area where the trailer was located. The tractor had been reported stolen to the Clinton County Sheriff Dept. from a nearby farm in the Duvall Valley community on Feb. 4, 2018. Deputy Shelton, who had been investigating the theft complaint, had entered the serial numbers of the tractor into NCIC database, which matched those of the tractor found in the woods, confirming it to be the missing tractor. Mark Bell is the lead investigator in the utility trailer theft. Both items have been returned to their rightful owner. The individual was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.

Property Tax season is almost over! If you haven’t paid your property taxes yet Monday, April 16 @ 4:00PM will be the last day the Sheriff can accept payment. After that date any unpaid bills will be sent to Clinton County Clerk and will become delinquent. With the tax season ending the office will be closed on Saturday’s beginning on Saturday April 21, 2018 through November 1, 2018.

Merry Christmas to everyone from Sheriff Jim Guffey & Staff! Office Holiday Hours are as follows: Closed Saturday December 23, 2017 through Tuesday December 26, 2017. We will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday December 27 and 28, 2017 for Christmas! We will be closing Friday December 29, 2017-January 1, 2018 for New Years and will reopen January 2, 2018!

The Sheriff’s office as well as the Courthouse will be closing at noon today, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 due to the annual Christmas luncheon. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Just in case anyone in our area gets a call like is a scam. Beware of a numerous amount of scam phone calls going on in this area. Never give out any personal information over the phone.

The Sheriff's Office will be closed on Monday August 21, 2017. Sorry for any inconveniences.

We are seeking help from the public in identifying this subject. Please call 606-387-5111 with any information.

Thank you to all that have called in with information regarding the three suspects. We have identified all three.

The office will be closed Tuesday, June 27, 2017 due to a death in the family. We will return on normal business hours Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Sorry for any inconvenience.

As of June 1st 2017 the Sheriff's Office will no longer be open on Saturday from April 16 through November 1. **For property tax purposes we will be open on Saturday between November 1-April 15 (tax season).

We will be closed Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29 and will return Tuesday, May 30! We Remember & Honor! Thank you to those who have served and to those that are serving!


The Courthouse doors will be unlocked for people seeking shelter from the severe storms that have been issued for our area this evening.

Apparently there is another scam in our area. We have had numerous calls through the week of people claiming they had received a call from our office from someone claiming to be Deputy Jones. None of these calls were made. Scammers are calling people using our office number and saying they have documentation that needs to be paid. The scammers attempt to collect the money over the phone asking for your credit card number. Please do not give out any personal information to these people. The Sheriff's Office will never call anyone to ask for money and we do not have a Deputy Jones employed here. Documents from our office are never served with us asking for money. Please share to those that may not have Facebook!

The Sheriff, Deputies & Staff would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! Our office will be closed Friday December 30 2016 and will be returning at 8:00AM on Tuesday January 3 2017.

The Sheriff & Staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!! Our office will be closing at 10:00 AM Thursday December 22, 2016 and will be returning Tuesday December 27, 2016 @ 8:00AM.