Expungement Program

Our Expungement Program

Too often, capable people are unable to secure employment due to past criminal convictions. Through the expungement program, employers assist employees with the expungement process and associated costs to remove qualifying Class D felony convictions from their records, which can be an impediment to success.

Why Start an Expungement Program?

Employers struggle finding people willing to work, especially in entry-level positions, and who will stay committed to a job longer than a year. The program offers a solution to a common workforce gap faced by employers. The bonus is that “hard-to-employ” individuals gain and can maintain sustainable employment, becoming a thriving member of our community.

The expungement program can be used to hire talent that will be motivated to stay with an employer long term. We have created a template that lays out everything an employer will need to start a program.

Timi-Michelle's Story

Timi-Michelle Tolhurst, an employee at Hardin Memorial Health CareFirst Urgent Care Center in Radcliff, is the first participant to complete the Expungement Pilot Program. The two past felony charges on her record were keeping her from finding employment even with a bachelor’s degree. Following one year of employment and outstanding performance, Tolhurst and HMH Human Resources staff began the process to complete the expungement paperwork and filing. Hear Tolhurst’s story.
"I appreciate your hard work and believing in me and my story. My prayer is that other employers realize how this can be a win-win situation and choose to help their employees as well. No telling how many people in the Lincoln Trail Area this can help."
~ Timi-Michelle Tolhurst

In the News

Expungement Benefit 
Program helps former 
felons

WAVE 3

Changing lives - one criminal record at a time. The first person to complete the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board’s Expungement Benefit Program spoke to WAVE 3 News. Timi-Michlle Tolhurst is a mother of two, a WKU graduate

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New program helps employees through expungement process

WDRB

The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board is working to get more people employed through a new program. Its Workforce Crisis Task Force announced the completion of the first Expungement Benefit Program case study.

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LTWDB announces first successful expungement case study

Kentucky Standard

In 2010, Timi-Michelle Tolhurst made a mistake. The Meade County resident was arrested for drug possession, a Class D felony. She could have fallen into the same trap that many before her did, but she knew she wanted more out of her life.

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The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail helps match job seekers with local employment and training opportunities. Our business solutions team offers employers of all sizes and industries personalized support to build a competitive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I funds through the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board.
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