Former Judge Executive & Son Arrested For Alcohol Intoxication

An incident at a Southern Kentucky restaurant leads to the arrest of a former county official.

Corbin Police charged former Whitley County Judge Executive Burley Foley with alcohol intoxication Friday night.

Police say they went to O'Mally's Restaurant, and found 20 people in the parking lot, including Foley and his 24-year old son.

Police say they gave the Foleys numerous warnings to leave the parking lot, and they didn't do so.


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  • by Curious Location: Corbin on Aug 23, 2007 at 01:58 AM
    What happened to the other 18? they just left and Burley and B.J. said take us to jail please..YEA RIGHT..I guess Steve Douglas will get promoted after this Big arrest. What was Burley's B.A.? Does this mean your gonna quit drinking in our local bars Steve? I will sleep alot better tonite knowing these two big time law breaking thugs are off the street..Let me guess Steve, you called the Corbin Times before you got back to station right? And I know you had to of called the fire dept. so they could come over and cut you out of the car from head being so BIG..Another great job from Corbin's finest...You guy's ever tried busting a few of these Meth Labs? Well I forgot you guy's are so busy making sure nobody is dancing or signing...I hope you feel real good about yourself Mr. Douglas and just maybe you can make it on at the KSP those guy's seem to be in the news alot here lately also...Burley and B.J. I wish you and your families the best...
  • by joe Location: Corbin on Aug 22, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    Obviously the Foleys are not blaming anyone. Burley Sr. has already owned up to his punishment. Nobody knows the fact that he addressed the football team immediately and explained to them he was wrong. He obviously has an impact on these kids from Corbin because rumor has it several kids were brought to tears when listening to Burley speak. Burley has always given his free time and money to the kids of the community and it is sickening that people as you all have nothing better to do than get satisfaction in watching the people on top fall. Nobody ever mentions the Christmas mornings he spends giving unfortuate kids a merry christmas, the money he gives kids to make sure they can fit in, and not to mention every dollar he is paid for coaching he gives back to the program. Yes, being the public figure Burley and B.J. are they probably do not need to be in the bars because of things like this can happen but did they really do anything horrible besides drink.
  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 22, 2007 at 05:41 AM
    Absolutely, Karen. Blaming the system is getting old. Why is it always someone else's fault these days when we mess up? Maybe that's the way we're raising our kids, lack of accountability/responsibility. They're getting very good at manipulation and being able to lie their way out of any situation. It seems parents today just want to pass the blame to (teacher, friends, law enforcement, whomever) rather than make their little darlings face consequences for their own actions. Of course as adults they're still working that system; it worked for them growing up!
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Aug 22, 2007 at 05:08 AM
    That is a tough question. He does not appear to have any self-control, but at the same time, that was alcohol induced. That was a good question. I think that it would all be determined by what he was like when he was sober. You have to keep in mind that everybody drinks some times, but they just don't get caught.
  • by Jeb Location: Kentucky on Aug 22, 2007 at 05:04 AM
    It's nice to see that a father and his son were actually spending time together. Family time is no longer something we see much in today's society. The only problem is they need to find some other way to spend it besides being drunk and unruly in a parking lot...LOL!
  • by john Location: williamsburg on Aug 21, 2007 at 03:01 PM
    karen in nicholsville.they had a designated driver, i was there.no,i dont sue people,and you should worry about whats happening in your area of ky..
  • by Anonymous Location: corbin ky on Aug 21, 2007 at 11:17 AM
    DO YOU THINK CORBIN SHOULD KEEP MR. FOLEY ON AS A COACH??????LETS HAVE A POLL
  • by Citizen Location: Corbin on Aug 21, 2007 at 11:02 AM
    I would just like to clarify that the Times Tribune made an error in stating that the Foleys were charged with Public Intoxication. PI is a more serious offense than an AI, which in fact the Foleys were charged with.
  • by Friend of the Foleys Location: Corbin on Aug 21, 2007 at 10:20 AM
    First of all, I want to know how so many of you can comment and can say that OBVIOUSLY THEY WERE BEING UNRULY without knowing what really happened. You weren't there and have no clue what you're talking about! I was there and I know for a fact that Burley was taken to jail for the simple fact that he was concerned about his son. As far as a slap on the wrist, they did nothing to even deserve that but, being the mature, decent, caring man that Burley is, he paid his fine and took responsibility. As far as being a fine example as a football coach~~he is an outstanding coach and cares more about those kids than anyone will ever know, but that's how life is, people want to see the bad in people and when one small mistake is made, they get some sick pleasure in their boring lives. Quit being so jealous and worry about your own lives. And by the way CPD~~great job getting such two terrible "criminals" off the street!! Way to go!!
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Aug 21, 2007 at 05:45 AM
    John in Williamsburg, All I have to say to you is that you need to look at the situation here. They were obviously being unruly and drunk here, they need to face the charges. I would have to say though that you are probably right because the way the justice system is, they will probably not even get a slap on the wrist. I don't think that they were at the wrong place at the wrong time, I think that the police were at the right place at the right time. What would you have been saying if they would have got in the car and behind the wheel and killed somebody? I guess you would probably be like one of those people that would sue the restaurant wouldn't you? I think that they should have to go to jail just like the rest of us would have to.
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