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Business Brief: Carman named director of Division of Probation and Parole

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Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Deputy Commissioner Rodney Ballard has announced the appointment of Casey County native Tim Carman to the position of director of the agency’s Division of Probation and Parole.
Carman will oversee the department’s 19 probation and parole supervision districts and the division’s 636 officers, supervisors and support staff. He officially assumed the reigns Aug. 31 following the retirement of Lelia “Lee” VanHoose.
After brief stints working in the Administrative Office of the Courts and in Juvenile Services, Carman began his career with the Department of Corrections in February 1990, working as a Probation and Parole Officer in the Danville office.
Carman then served as Social Services Clinician and was promoted to Assistant Supervisor in September 2004. He was again promoted in 2007, this time to head the division’s Eastern Region as branch manager. He retired from the department in March.    
Carman attended Eastern Kentucky University where he received his bachelor’s degree in corrections and a master’s degree in education. He resides in Lincoln County with his wife, Linda, and two children, Jacob and Julia.