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Potential issues with door, window frames identified at new Elliott County prison
Press Release Date:  November 19, 2003
Contact:  Jill Midkiff, 502/564-4240

FRANKFORT, Ky.— The Finance and Administration Cabinet today announced that there might be some contract compliance issues with stainless steel door and window frames that have been installed at the Elliott County Correctional Facility. The facility is currently under construction in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

The Cabinet is currently testing to ensure the stainless steel frames that have been installed in the buildings meet contract specifications.  “We are working to expeditiously resolve this problem and protect the Commonwealth from any unnecessary costs or delay in the final completion of this facility,” Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary Gordon C. Duke said. He noted that the Cabinet would employ outside legal counsel, as necessary, to assure the state’s interests are safeguarded during the resolution of this matter.

The 2000 General Assembly approved the $87.4 million in capital funding for the correctional facility. In October 2001, Ray Bell Construction of Brentwood, Tennessee was awarded the design-build contract for the project. Construction of the 860-bed, medium security correctional facility is scheduled for completion in June 2004.



Last updated: Thursday, August 12, 2004