Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

August 30, 2013

Fiscal Court approves home incarceration agreement

Aug. 30, 2013 —     Carter Fiscal Court met in special session Friday morning to consider a proposal from BWH Security – an Ashland company that provides home incarceration services.

    “We will take care of the drug testing, perform weekly home searches and take on the responsibility of transporting the inmate from the detention center to the home,” said Scott Ball, BWH Security's CEO.

    Currently, the county incurs costs of $35 a day for each county inmate lodged in the detention center. For home incarceration inmates, however, monitoring bracelets will only cost the county $5 per day and the released inmate will pick up the remainder of the cost, which is $25 per week.

    With the cost difference, the county stands to save $10,950 a year per inmate through the program.

    After discussing the cost savings, the Fiscal Court unanimously voted to enter into a contract with the company. Details regarding the firm's arrest powers and working relationships with local judges and the Sheriff's department are still being ironed out, however.

    “This is really a win-win for the county. We can move out some of these county prisoners and fill the beds with federal inmates that bring in more money,” said Judge-Executive Charles Wallace.

    Joe Lewis can be reached at  jlewis@journal-times.com or by telephone at 286-4201.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 16 indicted by Carter grand jury

    Indictments of 16 persons have been handed down by a Carter County grand jury. Although 11 of those were processed June 27, the documents were released Monday to the Journal-Times.

    July 23, 2014

  • Wreck4.JPG Wreck leaves trail of gravel

    Members of Carter County Emergency Management, Norton Branch Fire Department, Kentucky State Police
    and Carter County EMS responded to an overturned truck Monday afternoon.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rex Collins.JPG Package liquor sales begin in Grayson

    It took more than a year, an investment of about $750,000, and a lot of paperwork but packaged liquor went on sale last Thursday in Grayson.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Star Elementary renovation underway

    Ongoing renovation of Star Elementary School was one of the main topics of conversation at Monday night’s meeting of the Carter County Board of Education.

    July 23, 2014

  • Standout Youth Rally

    The third annual Standout Youth Rally will take place this weekend at the Olive Hill Shrine Park. The Christian praise and worship experience is free and includes admission, food, camping and entertainment.

    July 23, 2014

  • Stage lighting welcome at renovated OHHS

    Performers at the Olive Hill Arts and Education Center, previously known as Olive Hill High School, eventually will be highly visible to their audiences in the future, thanks to help from the Carter County Community Fund (CCCF).

    July 23, 2014

  • Olive Hill fire chief to step down

    Olive Hill Fire Chief Wes Gilliam has informed the Journal-Times that he will resign from his position effective July 31.

    July 23, 2014

  • DSC_9807.JPG Beer on sale in Olive Hill

    Malt beverage sales began in Olive Hill last Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • store.jpg Packaged liquor sales begin this week

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_7242.jpg Rodeo rides again at Carter County Fair

    After three years with no rodeo, the bucking broncos will return to the Carter County Fair this Thursday and Friday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Poll