Woodford County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Woodford County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 103 South Main St, Versailles, KY
  • Chief:
Phone: (859) 873-3119
Fax: 859-873-8371

Woodford County Sheriff's Office is located at 103 South Main St, Versailles, KY. The Woodford County Sheriff's Office phone number is (859) 873-3119.

Woodford County Sheriff's Office News

Due to weather forecast for rain and storms on Wednesday October 31, Trick or Treating for Halloween has been moved to Tuesday October 30. The hours will be from 6 PM thru 8 PM. The Boo Bash has also been moved to Tuesday.

The Woodford County Sheriff's office invites you to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back on Saturday October 27, 2018. The drop off locations will be at Kroger located on Lexington Road, Midway City Hall and the Sheriff's Office at the Courthouse. NO NEEDLES!!! The hours are from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. There will be deputy sheriff's working at each drop off location to assist you. Please call us if you have any questions.

Please come out and join us in celebrating Halloween. I will be a great opportunity to see how our little ghouls and hob gobblins are dressed this year!!

The Sheriff's Office will begin collecting 2018 Property Tax payments beginning on Monday October 1 from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M daily, 5 30 P.M. on Fridays. There is a drop box located outside our office for your convenience. Tax Bills ONLY. The bills will be mailed on September 28, 2018. For your convenience, you may make your payment on line with a credit card, however the vendor will charge a credit card processing fee that will be added to your card separate from your tax payment. Simply locate the link on our webpage and follow the instructions. Credit cards may also be used in the office, but the same processing fee will apply. The Sheriff's Office receives no portion of this fee. If you want to receive the 2% discount on your bill, the discount period expires at 4 P.M. on November 1, 2018. Payments after that will be for the face amount of your bill until December 31, 2018. Beginning January 1, 2019 all payments received will be accessed a penalty, ranging from 5% to 21%. We will collect tax bills until April 15, 2019. After that date, all payments must be made to the Woodford County Clerk's Office. There will be additional fees added to your bill. Please contact us if you have any questions.

As Woodford County begins to recover from the recent storm, there will be many contractors who will be operating here to remove trees, repair roofs and other storm related damage. The large majority of these will be honest, licensed and insured businesses with good reputations. There will also be those intent solely to make money, providing sub-par work, grossly over charging for their work, or simply not doing the work after they have received payment. We recommend that the following steps be considered when hiring contractors; 1- Insist on the contractor providing you their required occupational license from the city in which you live and from the Woodford County government. If they cannot provide this, please contact us or the police department as soon as possible. We will investigate them. 2- Ask for proof of liability insurance and if possible, verify the insurance is valid with their carrier. 3- Be very attentive before paying for materials up front. Many contractors may require this, so ensure before you make any payment that you have researched your contractor. The Better Business Bureau is a good resource. 4- Do not be pressured into allowing anyone to perform your needed work. If you think that your price quote is unusually high, try to get a second quote. Some contractors will attempt to gouge you . If you have any knowledge of person who may be engaging in price gouging, please do not hesitate to contact us, the Versailles Police Department or the KY Attorney General Office.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone for the community response to the severe weather event that Woodford County experienced on Friday July 20. Many of our roads were cleared of trees by neighbors with chainsaws and farmers with tractors to provide access for first responders and utility workers. It is also appreciated for the patience and hospitality shown toward the hundreds of utility contractors that arrived from across the US to assist KU and WIndstream restore power and phone service to over 12 thousand customers. Many of you cooked meals for these workers and we assure you that they were very appreciative. We also want to give thanks to the Woodford County Road Department, the City of Versailles Public Works and the Kentucky Department of Transportation Highway Garage for their hard work opening our roads. We could not have done it without all of you. Thank You Woodford County!!

On Monday June 4, 2018 the Sheriff's Office recovered a 4 wheeler that had been found on private property in a rural area of the county. Anyone who may be misssing an ATV is encouraged to contact our office to identify the one we have. Ask for Larry or Keith.

Deputy Samantha Slone celebrating DARE graduation with St. Leo students. Good Job !!

Today is National Police Memorial Day as designated by legislation signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. The day is to recognize and honor all of the men and women who have been slain in the line of duty while protecting the freedoms we enjoy. Please join the Sheriff's Office today in taking a moment today to think of these officers and the sacrifice they have made across our country.

The Woodford County Sheriff's office recently passed inspection to renew our Kentucky Association of Chief's of Police Accreditation . The accreditation places the Sheriff's office in compliance with all standards of agency operations and policies established by the Chief's Association.

Please welcome the newest member of your local law enforcement community, K-9 Officer Nico. Officer Nico was purchased with private donations raised by the Woodford County Sheriff's Office and the Versailles Police Department. Officer Nico is pictured below with (l to r) Versailles Police Chief James Fugate, his handler Officer John Costigan and Sheriff John Wilhoit. The Sheriff's Office wants to say thank you to Bob and Jan Kain, Shane Coe, Citizens Commerce National Bank, Paul and Lindy Huber, Paul and Linda Barnes and O'Nan Glass and Window Company for your donations to make this possible and your commitment to helping us combat illegal drugs in our county.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual DEA Prescription Drug Take Back on April 28. The Sheriff's Office collected 107 pounds of out dated or unused prescription drugs. Good Job Woodford County

The Woodford County Sheriff's office invites you to participate in the Annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back on Saturday April 28, 2018. The drop off locations will be Kroger located on Lexington Road, Midway City Hall and the Sheriff's Office at the Courthouse. The hours are from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. There will be deputy sheriff's working at each drop off location to assist you.

The Woodford County Sheriff's Office is seeking the whereabouts of Randy Mitchell. Mitchell is wanted for the offenses of: - FAILURE TO COMPLY W/SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION (1ST OFFENSE) and, - OWNER PERMIT ANOTHER TO OP MTR VEH W/O REQ INS/SEC, 1ST OFF. Mitchell is a white male, DOB 4-6-1969 5'9", 160 lbs. Brown Hair Blue eyes If you have any information regarding Mitchell, please contact our office at 859-873-3119.

Please join us in sending our condolences to the Hopkinsville Police Department, the City of Hopkinsville and most importantly, the family of Officer Phillip Meachum. Officer Meachum was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, March 29 while assisting in an investigation. He is survived by his wife and 9 year old daughter.

PLEASE SHARE The Woodford County Sheriff's Office ask that you please join us in sending condolences to the Pikeville, KY Police department for the loss of Officer Scott Hamilton. Officer Hamilton was murdered Tuesday night while assisting the Kentucky State Police with a suspicious vehicle complaint. Officer Hamilton was a 12 year veteran of the police department, leaving behind a wife and a 9 month old child. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. If anyone has information concerning the below described suspect in Officer Coleman's murder please contact or call the Kentucky State Police Post #9 in Pikeville at (606) 433-7711, or the Pikeville Police Department at (606) 437-5111, Kentucky State Police Post #12 in Frankfort at 1-502-227-2221 or your local law enforcement agency. Do not attempt to contact this individual if you see him. John Russell Hall DOB: 04-02-62 KY OLN: H93063404 Height: 5’8” Eye: Green Address: 3954 Hurricane Rd, Pikeville, Kentucky

On February 16th, 2018, Versailles Police executed multiple search warrants in reference to Trafficking in Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin and Fentanyl as well as served multiple indictment warrants from Woodford County Circuit Court on several individuals connected to illegal activity. During the subsequent search warrants, several firearms, narcotics as well as currency associated with narcotics trafficking were seized. Five subjects were arrested today and others are being sought after. All subjects arrested in connection with this operation are being housed in the Woodford County Detention Center. This was a joint investigation involving the Versailles Police Department, Woodford County Sheriffs Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Woodford County Sheriff's Office is committed to working with all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as a priority to eradicate all illegal drugs and trafficking from our community.

Please come join us at the Courthouse next Friday, February 16, 2018 to give your support to the Versailles Lions Club Chili Lunch. The proceeds are used to provide eyeglasses and eye care to our senior citizens and to provide Lazy Eye testing to all of our pre-school kids. The Woodford County Sheriff's Office is proud to continue to be a partner with the Versailles Lions Club for this essential community program.

2018 is the beginning of the 33rd year the DARE program has been taught by the Sheriff's Office in the Woodford County elementary schools. The program uses classroom presentations, taught by Sgt. Ricky Vaught and Deputy Samantha Slone, to educate our 5th grade students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Sheriff Wilhoit is proud to continue this tradition of the Sheriff's Office commitment to fighting drug abuse in our county and keeping our kids safe .

We have recently had reports of scams in which a company gains access to your computer and locks up all of your files, then demands a payment to unlock your files. Below are some tips to help protect you and your computer. Here are some tips to keep your computer safe: Keep a current backup of all files Don't open e-mail containing attachments If you don't know the sender, delete it Don't give out personal info to anyone on computer or phones if you did not contact them Real providers will know who you are and account info Most threats on computers are scams, just delete the threat Keep virus protection up to date Keep computer updated with newest updates Backup, backup, backup, you may have to wipe your computer and all files will be gone

Please take extra precautions the next few evenings as the temperatures will be dangerously low. Make sure that you wear plenty of clothing, have your car equipped with blankets and if you have outdoor pets, let them inside at night.

The Woodford County Sheriff's Office would like to wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas.

Sheriff John Wilhoit and Sgt. Ricky Vaught with a special visitor at the office. Your Sheriff's office wants to wish you all a happy and safe Merry Christmas.

Sheriff John Wilhoit, PVA administrator Judy Bobbitt and County Clerk Sandy Jones invite you all to the courthouse today for our Christmas open house. Stop by and say hi. Merry Christmas.