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Image 1 of The Courier Journal (Indiana Edition), March 9, 2012

Part of Porter, Jean

Time: 03-08-2012 23:13 User: mstollhaus PubDate: 03-09-2012 Zone: IN Edition: 1 Page Name: A 1 Color: Black Yellow Magenta Cyan SPORTS | C1 INDIANA ROLLS PAST PENN STATE, 75-58, IN BIG TEN TOURNEY Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter comes to the screen VELOCITY | D1 INDIANA EDITION LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY INMATE CROWDING NEARS CRISIS capacity at Louisville 1,793 InmateCorrections facilities Metro 1,950 Metro Corrections’ this week inmate population corrections 2,050 Threshold at whichopen old jail director intends to Though deemed unsafe a year ago, a 60-year-old former jail is being readied for use again, as Metro Corrections struggles to house a swelling inmate population. Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton has told local officials that overcrowding at the current jail — there are about 1,950 inmates, dozens of whom are sleeping on the floor — may leave him no alternative but to ignore a state Department of Corrections order last year prohibiting use of the 1950s-era jail above Louisville Metro Police headquarters. “It’s the lesser of two evils,” Bolton said in an interview, arguing that it is more dangerous to allow the crowded conditions to worsen, threatening workers’ and inmates’ safety. “This is a temporary overflow mechanism that we have available to us that I will not hesitate to use when our population is at critical levels. We Henryville’s 1,200 tornado-displaced students likely will resume classes in New Albany and Scottsburg, the West Clark Community Schools superintendent said Thursday night. Junior high and high school students would attend classes in the new Mid-America Science Park 11 miles north in Scottsburg, while kindergartners through sixth-graders would go to the vacant Graceland Christian School campus 15 miles to the south in New Albany, are approaching a critical level.” Last February, after Bolton opened the facility for a few weeks to deal with crowding, the state sent a letter that ordered Metro Corrections not to house inmates at the jail, which lacks necessary fire safety systems and has failed to meet state certification requirements for decades. The old jail — which was closed completely in 2008 — is still in violation of state stanSee OLD JAIL, Page A5 Pill-abuse bills move forward By Tom Loftus The Courier-Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. — Two bills aimed at combating Kentucky’s pain pill epidemic moved forward in the House and Senate Thursday — but there were significant differences between them. Sponsors of both said they remain $1.00 retail For home delivery pricing see Page 2. IN DLY PILL MILL BILLS Follow the continuing special report on the dangers and damage from prescription drug abuse. See stories, videos photos and more at optimistic that the 2012 General Assembly will ultimately pass a measure to deal with a problem that claims the lives of nearly 1,000 Kentuckians a year through the abuse of prescription drugs. Still, they acknowledged that it’s Text CJNEWS to 44636 (4INFO) for the local news alerts unclear what final form such a bill will take. The House voted 81-7 to approve Speaker Greg Stumbo’s House Bill 4, which would move control of the state’s electronic prescription monitoring program to the attorney general’s office from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the state Board of Medical Licensure. Stumbo and other critics say the board has not been aggressive enough in using it. See PILLS, Page A2 INDEX BREAKING NEWS ON YOUR CELL PHONE TODAY 53 30 WEATHER | B2 TOMORROW 59 36-HOUR FORECAST Southern Indiana: Mostly sunny today. Clear tonight. Sunny tomorrow. Business Classified Comics Deaths Editorial Indiana B8 E1 D12 B5 A6 B1 Henryville students resettled gschneider@courier-journal The Courier-Journal 2012 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY House, Senate working with different versions DISASTROUS STORMS By Grace Schneider Old jail could be reopened despite safety issues The Courier-Journal USPS 135560 Elementary will go to New Albany, others will head to Scottsburg Some inmates must sleep in temporary beds on the floor at Louisville Metro Corrections. Corrections Director Mark Bolton warns the overcrowding is a safety threat. MATT STONE/THE COURIER-JOURNAL By Jason Riley F R I D AY , M A R C H 9 , 2 0 1 2 58 PAGES Lottery A2 Markets B9 Movies D6 Sports C1 TV D13 Velocity D1 AT COURIER-JOURNAL.COM Find and write your own neighborhood news every day at louisville-neighborhoods ONLINE See videos of University of Louisville football players helping and of the school discussions at Superintendent Monty Schneider told the school board during Thursday night’s meeting. “Our goal was to try to keep the kids together and make them feel Henryville,” Schneider said. Their own school was heavily damaged when a tornado struck around dismissal time last Friday. The plan now calls for See HENRYVILLE, Page A4 Elementary has found new home – with some help By Chris Kenning The Courier-Journal WEST LIBERTY, Ky. — In the dark hours after a tornado swept over West Liberty Elementary, principal Vickie Oldfield — whose mother and grandmother had taught at the school — grabbed a flashlight and hiked the hill it sits atop to survey the damage. What she saw made her heart sink. The roof was gone. The windows were gone. The school, a fixture since Oldfield’s childhood, was in ruins. And there seemed to be little hope that its 285 students would be able to at- ONLINE » See the work going on to transform a warehouse into classrooms to replace the school damaged in West Liberty. Go to to see the videos and other coverage since the storms hit. INSIDE » Tornado notebook: Big donations continue; Kentucky General Assembly looks to act. A4 tend classes again anytime soon. 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