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Time well spent: Inmates help paint parts of Owen High

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By The Staff

Tis the season to give back to the community; at least it is for inmates at the Frankfort Career Development Center who volunteered to paint the cafeteria and three hallways at the Owen County High School this past weekend. Principal Shannon Treece wanted to paint several areas of the school in preparation for the upcoming Class A Basketball Tournament, which will be held at the high school, in January.

With a tight budget and little time to complete the job, Treece contacted the minimum custody correctional facility located in Frankfort to inquire if the inmates could help. “More than a dozen inmates volunteered to paint the school” said FCDC Warden Kimberly Whitley, “but we ultimately sent six to complete the job.”

 “They truly did a fantastic job,” Treece said. “The building looks much better and I’m sure the students and staff will all be pleasantly surprised upon their return from the Christmas break.”