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CATLETTSBURG Two of five former deputy jailers charged with manslaughter in the death of a Boyd County inmate appeared in court on Friday but their pretrial conference had to be rescheduled for a future date due to what was described as pending federal activity.

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Boyd County Jailer Bill Hensley speaks at the Boyd County Fiscal Court on Tuesday. Rachel Adkins | The Daily Independent  

Roger A. Lynn, 28, of Covington, walked away from the Rowan County Detention Center work program on the evening of Friday, July 5.

John Parrott, the West Liberty prison inmate who walked away from an outside work detail, was found Sunday at 6:35 a.m. inside a residence at …

It’s only been about a month since Rowan County’s new detention center opened but the intake of inmates from around the region has already doubled.


It made a lot of sense the ribbon cutting for the new jail had to be held inside last Friday morning due to heavy rainfall.


It has been about a four-year process from start to finish, but the new Rowan County Detention Center will officially open its doors at the en…