Community helps out after Boyle Co. deputy jailer loses home in fire

Published: Jan. 9, 2019 at 5:58 PM EST
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The communities of Danville and Harrodsburg are rallying behind a family who lost everything in a house fire.

The fire, which happened last week on Oakland Lane in Harrodsburg, took the home of Tim Rice, Boyle County deputy jailer.

Christmas decorations were still up and presents had barely been opened when Rice got a call from his wife saying their home was on fire.

Thankfully, his wife and three children were away from the home.

"We heard back...had a total loss of his house," Rice said.

Nearly everything they owned was destroyed, even two pets died. A huge loss for a man who deals with those whose alleged actions caused a loss of freedom.

Now, the community is responding by bringing clothes, blankets and anything a family of five might need.

"The outpouring has been amazing, we've had citizens come in asking what they can do," said Chief Deputy Chad Holderman with the Boyle County Detention Center.

The jailer is asking people to donate gift cards also so the family can purchase exactly what they need.

Donations for Lieutenant Tim Rice and his family can be dropped off at the Boyle County Detention Center.