Department of Corrections
Greg Howard Promoted to Warden at Luther Luckett; Kathy Litteral Promoted to Warden at Bell County Prison
Greg Howard, a 21-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, has been promoted to the warden’s post at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC).
Howard most recently served as warden of Bell County Forestry Camp (BCFC), a position he has held since November 2009.
“We are fortunate to have someone with the experience that Greg Howard possesses now move in to a more crucial role for the Department,” said Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson. “In addition to his leadership as a deputy warden and warden, Greg has also served as the statewide commander of the Department’s CERT (Correctional Emergency Response Team) for a number of years. CERT commander is an important role, and he has performed the job on top of his regular duties and done so admirably.”
Howard began his career as a correctional officer in July 1991 at the Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR). He quickly moved up the ranks at KSR and within three years was promoted to sergeant. Two years later he was promoted to lieutenant, and then classification and treatment officer. In 2001, Howard was again promoted, this time to the rank of captain. He also served as a unit administrator and training instructor during his time at KSR. In 2006, he was promoted to a program administrator’s position at Central Office.
From June thru early September 2007, Howard was assigned as interim warden for Little Sandy Correctional Complex. He was promoted to deputy warden for the Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) in 2007 and served in that capacity until his promotion to warden at BCFC.
Howard has received numerous awards during his career for outstanding performance. In addition to his roles with CERT, he also held the position of the statewide administrator for the Hostage Negotiation Team for four years. He is the state coordinator for the National Major Gang Task Force, and a member of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association. His other memberships include: the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC); American Correctional Association (ACA); Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) and Southern States Correctional Association (SSCA).
Howard is a 1989 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in police administration.
Kathy Litteral, a 21-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, has been promoted to warden at Bell County Forestry Camp.
Litteral most recently served as deputy warden at the East Kentucky Correctional Complex (EKCC), a position she has held for the past five years.
“Kathy Litteral can best be described as a solid, all-around corrections professional,” said Thompson. “She has worked diligently to prepare herself for this position and we are pleased to now give her the opportunity she deserves.”
Litteral began her career as a classification and treatment officer at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in March 1991. In 1993 she was promoted to unit administrator, and three years later was promoted to classification and treatment supervisor where she supervised library services, religious services, volunteers and inmate programs. She was promoted to deputy warden in 2007.
In addition to her regular duties, she has also gained experience as a grievance coordinator, hostage negotiator, public information officer and litigation coordinator.
Litteral was named employee of the month in February 1992 and supervisor of the month in March 1997. She is a member of KCCD and served as president of the Cave Run Chapter in 1993-1994. She was also presented with KCCD’s 2011 Adult Corrections Award. Her other memberships include the Southern States Correctional Association and the American Correctional Association.
A 1980 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Litteral received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. In addition, she has completed 24 hours of graduate work at Morehead State University in criminology.
A native of West Liberty, she has been an active member of the West Liberty Christian Church and the West Liberty Kiwanis Club where she was named Kiwanian of the Year 2009-2010. She also coordinates the local community blood drives.
Litteral resides in West Liberty with her husband David and their son, Joseph Kenneth. They also have a married daughter, Amanda Hope, and a granddaughter, Danika Shiloh.