Search Inmates in Butler County, Kentucky. Results May Include: Arrests, Criminal Records, Status, Code, Description, Warrant No., Court Type, Court Date, Current Age, Booking Date, Booking Agency, Arresting Officer, Badge, Arrest Date, Address, Bond Agency.

Butler County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Butler County is located in the western region of Kentucky. The county seat is Morgantown. Formed in 1810, the county was named in honor ofa Major General who died at the Battle of Wabash (1791), Richard Butler. The zip codes in Butler County are 42261, 42273, 42275, 42288, and 42252.

The main law enforcement agency of the county is Sheriff’s Office, headed by Sheriff Scottie Ward. You can contact him directly via email at The Sheriff’s Office is located on the first floor of the Butler County Courthouse. The Butler County Jail is headed by Rocky W. Tyree. Travis A. Fugate is the Chief Deputy, the person in charge of supervising the day-to-day operations of the facility. You can reach the staff of the jail at 270-526-3505.

Butler County Sheriff’s Office:

110 North Main Street, Morgantown, KY 42261

Phone: (270) 526-3676

Fax: (270) 526-2846

Inmate Search in Butler County Jail

The Butler County Jail maintains an online record of the inmates currently incarcerated in the facility. Please make sure to read the disclaimer before accessing the information contained in the database. If you have any questions, you can call 270-526-3505.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates must be housed in the Butler County Jail for at least 5 days before visitation is allowed. Visits are made by appointment. Visits on Wednesday must be scheduled via phone on Monday between the hours of 9 am to 12 pm. Saturday visits must be scheduled via phone on Friday between the hours of 9am to 12pm. Inmate visitation is held on Wednesday and Saturday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Visitors below 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For an inmate’s purchases from the Commissary, family and friends can leave money at the jail door from Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am to 3pm.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

The Sheriff’s Office must be notified by the sex offender who lives within their jurisdiction of any changes in his information such as address or place of employment. Their information must be registered in the state and national sex offender databases for public safety. Sex offenders are individuals who have been convicted of a sex crime. A sex crime is generally defined as a sexually oriented criminal offense such as rape, child molestation, and child pornography.  Anyone can check the,

if they wish to find sex offenders living in the state. Bear in mind that the accuracy and completeness of the information within the database cannot be guaranteed as some offenders may not always obey the law. As such, you may get results that reveal an offender’s previous address or just the block where their house is.

Bail and Bondsman

A person accused of a criminal offense in Butler County may be released from jail while awaiting trial provided that he/she promises to appear at all the scheduled hearings, trials, and appearances required by the court. This is called bond/bail. For some types of bonds, a monetary value is assigned to the bond which must be paid partially or in full prior to release. The entire bail amount will be forfeited if the accused fails to perform the conditions of the release.

A bondsman is an individual who is in the business of acting as a surety. This means that he makes the guarantee to the court that he will be the one paying the entire bail amount if the defendant does not appear in court as promised. In exchange for his service, the bondsman will charge a non-refundable fee that is equal to 8-10% of the bail amount.

The commercial bail bond industry is considered illegal in the state of Kentucky Ky. Stat. § 431.510 (outlawing commercial bail bond industry); see Stephens v. Bonding Assoc. of Kentucky, 538 S.W.2d 580 (Ky 1976) (upholding statute). Out-of-state bond agents who wish to arrest a fugitive who has run to Kentucky must get a warrant. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Butler County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined45
Avg Daily Population43
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll8
Full time total employees8
Total salaries and wages426364
Other operating expenditures85913
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc13991
Year of original construction1985
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Butler County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20165,160
Number Employed Annual Average, 20164,885
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016275
Unemployment Rate, 20165.3
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201539,545
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Butler County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,738
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201521.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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