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Richie Farmer is Released from Prison

Timothy Easley | AP

Timothy Easley | AP

Timothy Easley | AP

The Federal Bureau of Prisons says that Clay County’s Unforgettable Richie Farmer has been transferred from a federal prison in West Virginia to a Kentucky Halfway House.

Farmer got into this mess for misusing public funds during his time as head of the state’s Department of Agriculture.  He hired his friends, his girlfriend, he used state money to make improvements to his home, and he allegedly stole now infamous VCRs and fax machines.  He paid $125,000 in restitution and served 27 months in jail.

Farmer is scheduled to be released from the Halfway House in least March.  In the meantime he’ll be monitored closely while searching for employment opportunities.  It’ll be interesting to see what kind of job Farmer can get.

Hopefully he finds the time to turn over a new page in his life to get back in the BBN’s good graces.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

19 Comments for Richie Farmer is Released from Prison



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    10:14 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully he forgets about the BBN and learns how to live his life like a normal person who doesn’t lie, cheat, and steal.



    • catdaddyd
      8:03 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t think he has served 27 months, I think he’s only served 17 months. The last 10 months are in the halfway house.



  2. david8577
    10:20 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    I was hoping for a few neck tats.



  3. symphonist41169
    10:26 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully he finds time to re-learn how to sit pain-free in a chair.



  4. kycats13
    10:29 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    We need an OC for the football team.



  5. ClutchCargo
    10:48 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Sucks to be him now. Not sure how you can hire a guy like that to do anything but manual labor, because you definitely can’t trust him to manage money. Maybe Cal could hire him to teach the players how to shoot free throws?



  6. linebeard
    11:00 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    I wonder if he can get into coaching, even if at the high school level or lower?



  7. kentuckyrld
    11:17 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    It is sad to see how many public officials are guilty of the same crime Mr. Farmer committed. I wonder if he would have been prosecuted by the corrupt system that we have in Kentucky if he had been a less famous person.



  8. Duff
    11:21 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.



  9. secrick
    11:54 am December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Louisville was going to offer him a job but had to take it back when the FBI showed up on campus.



  10. jim111
    12:03 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

    He went to prison for being a Republican. Democrats do the same thing and you never hear a peep.



    • MegatonRange
      2:20 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

      Bingo. A former Democrat governor, running for reelection, threatened people on welfare by telling them they would lose their benefits, unless they voted for him. There wasn’t a whisper from the Lexington Herald-Misleader.



    • Megan
      2:24 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

      Yeah, that’s why he went to prison. You idiot.



  11. rdhack
    12:19 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

    Assistant to coach Cal. Perhaps he can be the next Mr. Wildcat and oversee all the laundry.



  12. KatsKlaws
    12:48 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

    I used to have class with Richie at UK, it was bad enough that he copied my homework but who knew I was dealing with a future felon……



  13. somerset bill
    2:46 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

    merle haggard’s branded man comes to mind.



  14. CatBlue in LR
    2:57 pm December 18, 2015 Permalink

    “Thanks for taking my call, Ralph. I was wondering… now that he’s out of prison, will Richie get to play tonight? I’ll hang up and listen…”