LIBERTY - The idea of a 32-bed addition to Casey County Detention Center was brought up Monday at the Fiscal Court meeting.
Judge-Executive Ronald Wright asked the court to consider the addition because of overcrowding. He said adding 32 more beds would require the addition of one more jail employee.
The jail had 160 state and local inmates in the 122-bed facility last week.
Jailer Tommy Miller said the county is losing thousands of dollars because it has been turning away inmates in the past month and half.
"I turned away 70 paying inmates this past week," said Miller. "We had as many as 169 inmates with 154 of them paying." He said he has sent some inmates to other facilities to get the count down.