The Grayson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday authorized the Grayson County Detention Center to purchase a body scanner for the jail.

Grayson County Jailer Jason Woosley, during Tuesday's regular fiscal court meeting, opened the sole bid received for a body scanner from Romaine Companies. The bid was $185,000 for a dual-view, full-body scanner system.

Woosley said the dual-view scanner takes two x-rays at once for a dimensional view, and it has software that can detect contraband that has been swallowed.

After Woosley opened the bid, the fiscal court voted to authorize the jail's purchase of the scanner using its commissary fund, which, thanks to recent legislation, may now be used to purchase security upgrades for the jail, as opposed to using its general fund.

The scanner will be especially useful in the detection of narcotics, according to Woosley.

"I think this is the best machine out there, at least right now," Woosley said.

In other business, the fiscal court:

*Approved the budgets for the Grayson County Conservation District, the Big Reedy Watershed Conservation District, the Caney Creek Watershed Conservation District, and the Short Creek Watershed Conservation District.

*Voted to place sell several pieces of county-owned property, including 6600 Duff Rd., which was appraised for $102,000; a lot and metal building on Oller Street, appraised for $4,000; two lots at 9 Lakeside Dr., appraised for $20,000; 3912 Shepherdsville Rd. in Louisville, which was appraised for $740; and two lots at 36 and 37 of Eveleigh Land Development Subdivision.