Tuesday, 11 March 2014 06:08

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office will, unofficially, now begin collecting a fee for vehicle inspections as a result of the exit interview for Danielle White held yesterday in the Barren County Fiscal Court Chambers. Ms. White, the daughter of Democratic Sheriff candidate, Shannon White, requested that her interview be open to the public.  Over 30 people attended the meeting of the Administrative Committee, including designated court reporters who utilized two cameras and a sound recording device to document the proceedings.  County Attorney, Jeff Sharp, warned that because of the recording devices and court reporters, any statements would be subject to potential lawsuits.  White, a clerical employee for the Barren County Sheriff’s Department is resigning in order to take a new position in Jefferson County, but said she wanted to clear her name now that she is leaving.


According to KRS Statutes, Sheriff’s Departments in the State of Kentucky are required to collect a fee for all vehicle inspections, including those related to auto dealerships.  White told the committee, to her knowledge; those fees have never been collected.  Therefore, she said wanted to be sure, in case of an audit discrepancy that she had brought this to the attention of the Sheriff’s Department.  White told the committee that this was her one and only reason for requesting the exit interview.  Nonetheless, many citizens and political candidates were in attendance, but White clarified, she had no intentions of “bashing the sheriff’s department.”



Both County Judge-Executive Davie Greer and Sheriff Kent Keen agreed that, henceforth, the required fees would be collected.


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