Ky. jail plans move forward


By Portia Williams

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GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — The Greenup County Detention Center (GCDC) may soon be expanded. Permission has been granted by the Greenup County Fiscal Court to have plans drawn up for additions to the facility. Mike Worthington, jailer of GCDC was given the confirmation to move forward.

The process to perform additions for GCDC were initiated on June 4, at the Greenup City Council meeting, when applications for the flood plan permits were filed and approved.

Judge Executive Bobby Carpenter said he approves of Worthington’s idea, and believes it will be beneficial to GCDC environment.

“I think what he’s got here is a good idea. We have granted permission to have a building inspector and all of them to draw up some plans on the outside part of the jail, the non-secured part,” Carpenter said. “He (Worthington) is building a training room and a locker room for his employees and some storage.”

He also said the additions to the facility would also serve as a classrooms for jail academy classes.

The addition will be L-shaped in the location of the building’s entrance, and will continue around to the parking lot on Elizabeth Street.

“I was talking to the building inspector yesterday, and probably, we’re going to have to have an architect look at it, we don’t know for sure, so I am inquiring about that, but I have not had a chance to get with the jailer, but hope to get with him soon about it,” he said.

He said they are endeavoring to have the bids in time for the July Greenup County Fiscal Court meeting. The way the process runs is that the permit must be sent to the Corps of Engineers for final approval.

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