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Troubles surround an eastern Kentucky jail

A regional jail in eastern Kentucky has
been beset by political infighting among the four counties that
created and fund the facility.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that board members of the
Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, started by Magoffin, Martin,
Lawrence and Johnson counties, is the subject of a state police
investigation and squabbles among board members.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Mike Goble said detectives are
conducting "multifaceted" investigations, with help from the
state auditor's office.
And, in recent weeks, the jail's board chairman has resigned and
the jail is appealing the verdict in a lawsuit over a contract it
says the chairman signed without board authorization.
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