The Boyle County Detention Center continues to bleed red ink, but not all of the financial news is bad.
Boyle and Mercer county governments will have to make yet another infusion of cash to the jail.
When it was built, the facility was believed to be self-sustaining with grants and state and juvenile inmates bringing additional funds to its treasury.
The number of state Class D felons has dropped over the last two years, and a state juvenile facility has taken almost all juvenile inmates away from local jails. Jailer Barry Harmon told the Joint Jail Committee Wednesday afternoon that the number of Class D felons has risen from an average of 50-53 up to 71 of inmates from other counties.
Boyle County Judge-Executive Tony Wilder said that should make the September financial statement look better, but for now more money will be needed to keep the facility running.