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Jail may be built under new standards

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Oldham County officials are proposing a new jail. Oldham County officials are proposing a new jail.

OLDHAM COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A proposal to build a new jail in Oldham County will likely be the first such facility considered by state officials under new, more stringent, requirements.

The new requirements were approved during an overhaul of corrections in 2011.

A part of the new requirements calls for county officials to get state approval before constructing a new jail - and in order to do that they have to prove the facility is necessary.

Oldham officials hope to have a new jail built by the end of 2014.

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