Search Inmates in Mccreary 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.

McCreary County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

McCreary County is located in the southeast region of Kentucky. Formed in 1912, it was named in honor of James B. McCreary, a Governor of Kentucky who was also a Confederate war hero. The county seat is Whitley City. The zip codes in McCreary County are 42631, 42634, 42638, 42635, 42647, 42653, and 42649.

The highest ranking law enforcement officer in McCreary County is Sheriff Randy Waters. You can email him at The County Clerk is Eric Haynes. He is responsible for the safekeeping of county court records. You can reach him at

McCreary County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 36 Court Street, Whitley City, KY 42653



Inmate Search in McCreary County Jail

The McCreary County Jail maintains an online database of the inmates currently housed in the facility. You can use an inmate’s first name, last name, or alias to locate an inmate in the roster. Each inmate’s file will provide you with the following information: the inmate’s full name, age, address, physical description, booking photo, inmate classification, charges, arresting officer, booking date, arrest date, bond, and court date.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the McCreary County Jail are allowed to have visitors. All visitors must sign in and present a valid photo ID. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The jail reserves the right to request proof of guardianship. Visitors must be dressed appropriately. To schedule a visit with an inmate at this facility, you can call .

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


Mccreary County Detention Center

36 Court Street

Whitley City, KY 42653

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

All sex offenders are ordered by the law to give their information to the local law enforcement that has jurisdiction over their place of residence. Their information is then entered into the state and national sex offender databases. Anyone can access sex offender information. Individuals who have been convicted of a sex crime are called sex offenders. Sex crimes are generally defined as illegal acts that involve sexual motivation such as rape, prostitution, and child pornography. Sex offenders in Kentucky are registered in the database found here.

You can use it to locate any offenders living near you. However, it is important to keep in mind that not all offenders comply with the law. There may be times when the information you access is no longer accurate. For example, you may get results that show last known addresses of sex offenders. In some cases, the information may be incomplete, only showing part of an offender’s address such as the block he lives on.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is when an inmate awaiting trial is allowed to stay out of jail with the condition that he will present himself before the court whenever it is required. For certain crimes, bail may also mean the money or property that is pledged to the court to serve as a guarantee that the defendant will appear whenever he is called by the court such as during his trial. If he doesn’t, then the money or property will be forfeited.

If a defendant is unable to post bail because cannot raise enough money, a bondsman can serve as his surety for a fee. This means that if you hire a bondsman, who charges around 10% of the bail amount, then he will be the one held responsible by the court to pay the entire bail amount if you do not appear before the court as promised. The fee is non-refundable.

Practicing commercial bail bonding is prohibited 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). Fugitives who have fled to Kentucky cannot be arrested by bondsmen from out of state without a warrant. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Mccreary County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 92
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Full time payroll 7
Full time total employees 7
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Address:P O BOX 426 WHITLEY CITY KY 42653

McCreary County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 4,748
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 4,382
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 366
Unemployment Rate, 2016 7.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 25,655
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
McCreary County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 6,604
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 41.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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