Joe Blue was born in Caldwell County Kentucky in 1968. Blue
was raised in the Slaughters-Hanson area as a young boy and
attended school at Hanson until his family moved to Wyoming.
Blue graduated high school in Rawlins Wyoming in 1986. In
1988 Blue started his career at the Wyoming State Penitentiary
Maximum Security Unit. This is also where he began the start
of his law enforcement/corrections training. Blue moved back
home to Hopkins County to continue his career and training
and began working as a Deputy Jailer at the Hopkins County
Jail in 1990. Blue left the Hopkins County Jail in 1995 to
go to work for the Hopkins County Sheriffs Department as a
Deputy Sheriff. Blue graduated from the Police Academy and
became a Kentucky Certified Peace Officer. While employed
at the Sheriff's Department Blue worked as a Court Bailiff,
Road Deputy and Chief of Court Bailiffs until his appointment
as Jailer for Hopkins County in September 2005. He has since completed the Jail Administrators course given by the National Institute of Corrections. Jailer Blue has served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Jailers Association since 2009. 2013 Jailer Blue was elected to the position of Vice President for the Kentucky Jailer's Association.
Blue is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police; Kentucky
Jailers' Association; American Jail Association, American
Corrections Association and the National Sheriffs' Association.
Kentucky Jailers' Association 2012
Jailer of the Year