Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Plans For New Letcher County Federal Prison

{Whitesburg, Kentucky}...Letcher County officials are in the process of narrowing down possible locations for the construction of a federal prison. Judge Executive Jim Ward says it looks like two choices remain; the communities of Van and Roxana. Ward said around 400 federal jobs would be created. An environmental impact study has to be completed before ground is broken for the prison. Ward says, once that's done, construction could begin in 2014 and be completed in 2018.