The mess with the Carter County Fiscal Court is never-ending.
Just get a load of this Ashland Independent editorial about a special meeting put together by the Judge-Executive to oust federal prisoners from Carter County.
The efforts of some members of the Carter County Fiscal Court — led by Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe — to cease housing federal prisoners in the Carter County Detention Center boggle the mind. Talk about kicking a gift horse in the mouth. Instead of solving the jail’s money woes, eliminating federal prisoners from the lockup would increase the county’s cost of operating the jail — and not just by a little bit.
The detention center receives $42 a day for housing federal prisoners. That’s more than what it should cost to feed a federal prisoner at least three nutritious meals and to provide them with a secure place to sleep.
That’s why most counties are eager to house both state and federal prisoners. The money they receive from Uncle Sam and from Frankfort to house those inmates helps cover the cost of operating the jail.
Be sure to read it all. Apparently, the Judge is keen on the financial destruction of his community.
When a citizen tried to discuss actual numbers? The Judge freaked out and nearly had her arrested.
Here’s a video of it:
Way to go, Carter County, for making Eastern Kentucky look more backwater than it actually is.