McCracken County Jail deckhand course

PADUCAH — Inmates at the McCracken County Jail will now have the opportunity to learn the basics of becoming a barge deckhand.

The jail is partnering up with West Kentucky Community and Technical College and employees in the river industry to help teach inmate skills they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn.

Jailer David Knight hopes learning these skills will help inmates from returning back to jail.