Stanton takes over jail management

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Day-to-day duties removed from Mac Trumbo

By Linda Ireland

In the wake of the weekend’s escape, Jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo has turned over “day-to-day duties” to an administrator, according to Rodney Ballard, deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

Jail Consultant Joey Stanton was appointed as chief administrative officer by Trumbo Monday, according to LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner.

“Joey’s taking a stepped-up role to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Turner said. “Mac is still jailer.”

Stanton has been working in an advisory capacity but now will handle jail management.