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Welcome to your Hardin County Detention Center website. These pages are designed to help you find the department, resource, or person that you are looking for in County Government. We will routinely update and improve the information provided on this site. Please contact Sergeant Eric Lewis (elewis.hcdc@hcky.org) for suggestions for the improvement of this resource.

Hardin County Detention Center

Click the Inmate Mail link on the left for new mail regulations

As of February 1st, 2021 any and all whites (Shirts, Socks, Thermals, Underpants) must be purchased through canteen.

Now taking applications for
Deputy Jailer (Officers) Call: 270-765-4159
or fill out an application online by clicking the link below.

Online Application


Mission Statement
The mission of the Hardin County Detention Center is to protect and serve the citizens of Hardin County in an effective and efficient manner through the wise use and management of all resources.



Circumstances may change without notice due to changes in the law, emergencies, and rules of the Hardin County Detention Center.
This website is intended to comply with the public information act and is provided to make information available to the public. This information should not be used in any manner to injure, harass, or commit a criminal act against any person or family member of a person named in the jail facility.

Any such action could subject you to criminal prosecution. All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If errors are noted in any inmate record the Hardin County Detention Center will make every attempt to verify and correct the error as soon as we are made aware of it.
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