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Jailer Michelle Rankin

Michele Rankin is honored to be first female Jailer in Woodford County.  She is a lifelong resident of Woodford County, a 1989 graduate of Woodford County High School and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Midway College.  She is married and has four children.  Prior to becoming Jailer, Rankin served as the Chief Deputy of the Woodford County Detention Center for four years.  She has made it her mission to be reliable, resourceful and reputable.  Rankin has been instrumental in developing programs that benefit not only offenders but Woodford County.  As Jailer, Michele continues to be active in the community and enjoys serving the citizens of Woodford County.


  • Major Charlina Foster

  • Major Gary Carter


  • Bobbie Combs


  • Deputy Billy Mayes