New jail administrator named at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Following weeks of controversy, the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center now has a new administrator.

Jail Authority Board Members voted to hire Franklin D. "Pete" Fitzpatrick as the jail's new administrator.

The decision was not made without a fight.

Board member Jim Kelly made a motion to re-announce the position and begin the process anew.

However, the motion was struck down.

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