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2nd Annual 5K to save old Warrick County Jail

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BOONVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Community leaders are hoping to save the old jail along Main Street in Boonville.

On Tuesday, 14 News got an exclusive look inside.

The last weekend in October, the non-profit Boonville Now will host its second annual jail break 5K and all the proceeds going to fix the jail. The People's Trust and Saving Bank is also helping to host the run.

"It needs repair, it needs a lot of TLC," said race chairman Tom Sills.

Sills hopes they can have a feasibility study done to see what should go into the jail with the money raised, and eventually do all the renovations to fix it. He told 14 News it could be a great spot for a new business or community center.

He also says he'd like to keep the four jail cells left intact. The other half of the space is a blank canvas, it was being used as office space. There is also plenty of room upstairs too, that's where the sheriff and his family lived back when this was a working jail.

"There's a lot of potential inside it and that's why we want to keep it because it can give back again to the community," said Sills.

The 5K run to save the jail is on October 29th at 7:30 p.m. It's $25 to sign up and you can fill out the form, by clicking here.

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