The main jail was completed in April of 1987. When it was opened 78 inmates were moved from the old jail located at 429 East 10th St.
In 1998 we opened the 144 bed Class D building which houses work release inmates and inmates who are on the Class D program. In 2000 we opened another 160 bed addition which houses the females and Federal inmates.
In 2003 our old juvenile section of the facility was transformed into a female Class D program. It was recently renovated again allowing for an additional 12 inmates.
There has been a change in the Kentucky Jail Standards which has allowed us to add additional beds in selected cells which brings our total beds to 562.