Monday, August 3, 2015

Rogers: Study suggests site for federal prison in Letcher

(AP) — U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says an environmental impact study has suggested a site in Letcher County for a new federal prison.

Rogers' office said in a news release that the contract was awarded in April to analyze two potential sites, and the result suggests that a 584-acre site in the Roxana community will be the preferred location for the prison.

The plan to build a federal prison in Kentucky has been in the works since 2006, when Rogers secured $5 million in Congress to begin the planning process.

The second site was also in Letcher County, in Payne Gap.