Department of Corrections
Benjamin Wells Promoted to Assistant Supervisor
Department of Corrections Director of Probation and Parole Tim Carman today announced the promotion of Benjamin Wells to the position of assistant supervisor in District 20. His promotion is effective May 16.
Wells joins District Supervisor Jason Hardwick and Assistant Supervisor Andrea Collins as the leadership team for District 20.
“Ben has demonstrated decisiveness and direction during his time in this division,” said Carman. “I am glad to have this opportunity to promote a person with a solid character and the level of insight that Ben has shown both personally and professionally.”
District 20 consists of Pulaski, Rockcastle, Lincoln, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Clinton and Russell counties. The district office is located in Somerset and field offices are located in Monticello and Williamsburg.
Wells began his career with the Department of Corrections in March 2007 as a Probation and Parole officer in Monticello. During his five years with the department, he has served as a pre-release coordinator, home incarceration program officer, and has assisted in training many new probation and parole officers.
A 2004 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Wells earned his bachelor’s degree in police studies with a minor in biology. He continues to serve the community in his time away from Probation and Parole as a volunteer Hunter’s Education Instructor and as a Kentucky High School Athletic Association official in basketball and soccer.
Wells was born in California, reared in London, Kentucky and currently resides in Monticello with his wife, Mattie and son, Ethan.