Walls are going up this month for a new Knox County Jail. For years the project has been in the works and officials at the jail say this is needed and will solve a lot of problems. The current Knox County Detention Center is supposed to hold around 35 inmates, but lately it’s been triple or quadruple that number. The new jail is designed to get rid of that overcrowding problem. It will also have modern security systems and areas for programming and recreation for the inmates. The building should be completed in March of 2019. Officials say housing state inmates at the new jail will allow the jail to make it’s bill payments. Likewise, Laurel County has dealt with overcrowding issues and a new Laurel County Correctional Center is under construction.