FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Governor Matt Bevin, along with several state and county officials, is in Floyd County Friday morning to announce nearly 200 state jobs coming to the area.

Courtesy: CBS News

He made the announcement at what used to be the Otter Creek Correctional Facility in Wheelwright, which closed in 2012. It will now reopen as the Southeast State Correctional Complex to help with the jail overcrowding issue.

The 650-bed facility will hold medium-security inmates. It will be staffed and run by the Kentucky Department of Corrections. The state has a 10-year lease agreement with CoreCivic, the owner of the private facility.

Applications for the 193 available full-time positions with benefits will be accepted online starting at noon on

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