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Hardin County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Hardin County can be found in central Kentucky. Founded in 1792, it was named in honor of Colonel John Hardin who served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolution. The county seat is Elizabethtown. The zip codes in Hardin County are 42724, 42732, 40121, 42740, 40150, 40155, 40160, 40162, 42776, 42784, 40175, 40177, 42788, 42701, and 42712.

John Ward serves as the Sheriff of Hardin County. His Chief Deputy is David Lee who supervises the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. All the division heads answer directly to him. To get in touch with the Sheriff or the Chief Deputy, you can use the contact details posted below. Danny Allen serves as the Jailer of the Hardin County Detention Center. To get in touch with him, you can call 270-765-4159.

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 150 North Provident Way, Suite 101, Elizabethtown KY 42701



Inmate Search in Hardin County Jail

The Hardin County Detention Center maintains an online database of inmates currently housed in the facility. The inmates are listed alphabetically according to their last name. You can locate an inmate by searching for his first name, last name, or alias. Once you click on an inmate’s file, you will be able to access the following information: complete name, age, physical description, booking photo, address, booking date, arresting officer, inmate classification, and charges.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

The Hardin County Detention Center uses a video visitation system for all their inmates. Each inmate is allowed two 20-minute onsite visits each week. These visits are free and must be scheduled 24 hours in advanced. To schedule an onsite visit, you can use the video terminal in the public visitation area. You can also go online at to schedule an onsite visit. For remote visits, there is a fee of $12.99 that will be charged per visit.

Visiting hours for both onsite and remote visits are as follows:


8:30 am – 10:30 am

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

For inmates in the substance abuse program, window and contact visitation is still allowed.

East Housing (Female Sap Program):

Walk in window visitation is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1800 to 2100 no appointment needed.

Contact visitation by appointment only Saturday 1200 – 1400.

To setup visitation call 270-737-4620. Appointment line is open Thursday only from 0800 to 1600.

ORII Building (Male Sap Program):

Appointments and scheduling information can be obtained by calling 270-769-0329. This number is for the ORII Male SAP Inmates ONLY.

To send mail to an inmate at the facility, you must address it as follows:

(Inmates Name)

(Inmates Pod Number)

100 Lawson Blvd

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

The following are some of the rules for sending mail to an inmate in this facility:

  • No money orders, checks, or cash is accepted through the mail
  • No drawings on the envelope or drawings on letters will be accepted
  • No coloring pages and or drawings on letters will be accepted
  • No puzzles or newspaper clippings will be accepted
  • No printed internet pages are allowed
  • No blank envelopes, stamps or blank paper accepted
  • No more than 10 photos, appropriate size 4×6 allowed
  • No photos on computer paper will be accepted
  • Inmates are only allowed to keep 10 photos and 10 letters at all times. It will be the responsibility of the inmate to either dispose of the excess property or send back to loved ones
  • No lipstick, perfume or stickers on envelope or letters
  • No explicit photos, drawings or letters allowed
  • Letters must be in pen, pencil or typed
  • No marker or crayons on the envelopes or letters

To deposit funds into an inmate’s commissary account, you can go online here.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

The law demands that sex offenders give their information to the County Sheriff for record purposes. Their information will be entered into the state and national sex offender registries, making it accessible to the public. A person who has been found guilty of a crime involving sex such as rape, child pornography, and prostitution is generally classified as a sex offender. Kentucky maintains its registry of sex offenders here. It is important to keep in mind that the state cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information as some sex offenders may not always comply with the law. There may be times that the searches reveal previous addresses of offenders rather than current ones.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the court’s written authorization enabling an inmate to secure temporary release from custody or jail while waiting for his trial. This consent is given with the understanding that the defendant shall be present at all his required court appearances. For some, the court will also require money or property to be lodged with the court as an additional form of insurance. The defendant will lose the money or property if he fails to show up as promised.

Defendants who do not have enough money to post bail can hire a bondsman. For 10% of the bail amount, the bondsman will serve as a surety, taking the place of the defendant in paying the entire bail amount if the defendant misses a court appearance. The fee is non-refundable.

Commercial bail bonds are outlawed in 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). A bondsman operating from out of the state may only arrest a fugitive who has fled to Kentucky if he possess a warrant. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Hardin County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Hardin County Probation Department
Location:207 South Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 42701
Hardin County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined484
Avg Daily Population510
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll85
Full time total employees85
Total salaries and wages3090509
Other operating expenditures1740026
Total construction costs1094271
Equipment, furnishings, etc167725
Year of original construction1996
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: P.O. BOX 1390 ELIZABETHTOWN KY 42702

Hardin County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201647,349
Number Employed Annual Average, 201645,265
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20162,084
Unemployment Rate, 20164.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201549,637
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Hardin County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201415,424
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201515.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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