CLINTON, Ky. — A Kentucky county detention center has been auctioned off for $110,000.

WPSD-TV reports the Hickman County Jail was auctioned to Thomas Jones and Bryan Thomas Jones on Thursday. The jail closed in August 2015 because of an insufficient number of inmates.

Hickman County Judge Executive Kenny Wilson said the jail cost taxpayers $40,000 a year, and provided no other viable use for the county.

The county still owes $1,360,000 on the jail, and will pay $170,000 annually for the next eight years. The proceeds from the auction overseen by James R. Cash Auctions will go toward that balance.

The new owners are a father-son duo who recently bought the old Casey High School building, with plans for a bed-and-breakfast. They said they’re exploring different options for the jail.


Information from: WPSD-TV, http://www.wpsdlocal6.com

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