County Judge Executive Stan Humphries called the plan “a budget that I think you will be proud of.” He said that the Forms and Classification Department in Frankfort would review the budget. If reviewed and approved, the budget would return to Trigg County for a second reading and adoption.
“Without a dramatic increase in the jail budget, this would be very good. At least we are able to stay ahead of the expenditure line,” the Judge said.
Magistrate Doug Taylor said that the county was “fortunate” to see an increase in revenues to offset the increase in expenditures and noted that Trigg County had one of the lowest tax rates in western Kentucky.
After the court approved the first reading of the budget, Humphries read a proclamation recognizing April 22 as “PACS/RSVP Day.” Humphries noted that the Pennyrile Allied Community Service Retired Senior began to serve the community as a non-profit group in 1998 and provided 10 years of “honorable and faithful service to the county.”
Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark presented the Fiscal Court with an activities report for his office. He said that Deputy Jimmy Godair continued his training at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Academy at Eastern Kentucky University, and had started his third week. The Sheriff notified the court that Reserve Deputy Matthew Riddle had assumed a full-time post after the resignation of Deputy Thomas Harris. This move maintained the maximum number of deputies budgeted by the county in the office. Clark also said that his office would conduct a delinquent tax sale on Friday.
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