Cloverport, Ky – To avoid being forced to hire additional jailers, Hancock fiscal court members are examining the possibility of closing the county's detention center.
The new requirement will take effect in June when jails mist have a minimum of two jailers on duty at all times.
County judge-executive Jack McCaslin says the requirement would force the county to hire additional employees for the small jail.
President Boby Watts of the Kentucky Jailers' Association says the regulation was approved by a committee of jailers, state legislators, county judges-executive and officials from the state Department of Corrections. Many jails will not be affected.