By KEVIN KOELLING
TELL CITY – A September groundbreaking behind the county courthouse marked the culmination of years of wishing, discussing and planning toward the construction of a new county jail.
The county jail’s age, size and condition make it a lightning rod for lawsuits, officials have known and feared for years. Efforts to begin real progress toward improving it included legislation authorizing an additional half-percent income tax.
The county jail opened in 1965.