HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Jail has earned the federal re-certification it needs to continue housing federal inmates, Sheriff Ronnie Phillips said Monday.

The jail was inspected by the U.S. Marshals Service last week, earning its annual re-certification.

Phillips said he hopes the re-certification will quieten recent talk about the jail.

“There are rumors going around about the cleanliness of the jail. Whoever is saying that is barking up the wrong tree,” the sheriff said. “That’s something I take serious. I treat the jail like my home. I don’t live in filth and I don’t expect my staff or the inmates to live in filth.”

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The complete story can be found in the Aug. 3, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.