Kentucky prisons http://wkms.org en Feds Move Forward with Plans to Build Kentucky Prison http://wkms.org/post/feds-move-forward-plans-build-kentucky-prison <p></p><p>The Federal Bureau of Prisons is moving forward with plans to build a prison in Kentucky, commissioning an environmental impact study on two potential sites in the southeastern part of the state.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says both locations are in Letcher County. 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. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:09:32 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30621 at http://wkms.org Feds Move Forward with Plans to Build Kentucky Prison State-run Ky. Prisons Struggle to Fill Jobs http://wkms.org/post/state-run-ky-prisons-struggle-fill-jobs <p>In rural counties, state-run prisons are often major employers. And, after state budget cuts and reforms in the penal code, they remain an important part of the local economy. Some 12 state operated prisons are situated in relatively small towns. There’s a maximum security prison in Eddyville and the others are either community or medium security complexes. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:54:07 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 22288 at http://wkms.org State-run Ky. Prisons Struggle to Fill Jobs