Times Journal

Posted November 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr was arrested last weekend in Louisville by Louisville Metro Police during an early morning traffic stop and charged with 2nd offense DUI, according to authorities.

Kerr was arrested at E. Main and Campbell St. just after 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 21 after being found passed behind the wheel of his vehicle, which was still running, according to a police report.

He was released from the Jefferson County Jail after posting bond later that day.

Kerr was scheduled to appear in Jefferson District Court on November 7 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time for arraignment.

In a statement to the Times Journal, Kerr apologized for the alleged incident, saying “my policy is if I can help you in any way, give me a call.”

The longtime Republican circuit clerk was on the ballot for re-election on November 6 when he faced Democrat Barry McKinley.


A Russell County couple has been arrested and charged with felony drug trafficking, according to state and local authorities.

On Monday morning, state and local law enforcement arrested Gregory and Karen Luttrell, both 46, of Russell Springs, charging them with trafficking in marijuana over eight ounces but less than five pounds. Greg Luttrell was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Both were taken to the Russell County Detention Center just before 11 a.m. Monday.

Karen Luttrell later posted bond and was released from the facility.