A southeastern Kentucky town is hit hard by the announcement that one of its main employers is shutting down.
The Otter Creek Correctional Center in Floyd County will close at the end of June and it will be taking 170 jobs with it. The prisons in the area have expanded making the Otter Creek facility unnecessary. A spokesman for the company that owns the center says they will help employees find jobs at other jails around the country. The mayor of Wheelwright, the town where the prison is located, says he expects the closure to be devastating to the local economy.