community corrections

LEXINGTON, KY. - A state employee with 30 years of public safety experience has been named the new director of Lexington’s Division of Community Corrections.

The selection of Rodney Ballard was announced Tuesday morning. He currently serves as a Deputy Commissioner in the Kentucky Department of Corrections and previously worked at a jail in northern Kentucky and for state police.

Ballard says he’s eager to get to know corrections officers and build on improvements being made at the jail.