Jefferson County purchases land for future jail site

(Hillsboro) Earlier this month, the Jefferson County Council voted 6-0 to purchase land in Hillsboro for the future site of the county jail. The vote to finalize the purchase took place at Monday night’s council meeting. The land is located along Goldfinch Lane which is off of Old Highway 21. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon says there will be plenty of space to develop and have room left over for future expansion.

Gannon says they have been looking at this location for some time now.

Gannon says a new courthouse will likely stay close to the existing structure.

There is no timetable for breaking ground on the new jail, as the next step is finding a funding mechanism.