Judge William Engle created the drug court system in Perry County many years ago, the first program completion ceremony was held in May of 2006. On Oct. 13, nine more graduates exited the program, and shared their testimonies of salvation and new beginnings. Speacial speaker William Pfefferman, the assistant director of Kenton County Detention Center Substance Abuse Program, shared an inspiring story of hardship and loss while living a life under the influence, turned into a life of clean living, forgiveness, and familial reconcilliation. Graduates of the program included: Robert Amburgey, Tammy Books, Brett Cornett, Ruby Gayheart, Justin Kennedy, James Sullivan, Charles Wagers, Carlo White, and Jeremy Wooton. Judge Alison C. Wells alongside guest of honor, Judge William Engle, presented plaques, congratulations, and words of sentiment to to the graduates as they exited the program.
Together, the graduates completed thousands of hours of community service, most attained their G.E.D’s and attained employment while in the program.
Erin Joseph can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.