At its meeting last Tuesday evening, the Trigg County Fiscal Court, by unanimous vote, supported a resolution from the Kentucky Coroner’s Association asking every county in western Kentucky to support the resolution to keep the office open.
Trigg County Coroner John Mark Vinson, who is the Vice President of the Kentucky Coroner’s Association, said costs will increase for everyone in region if office is closed.
“Obviously, it comes down to money. As you all know, in the state government in the budget crisis that we’re all facing from the state down to the county … (Kentucky Justice Secretary) J. Michael Brown asked Dr. Correy (Kentucky Chief Medical Examiner Tracey Correy) to cut our budget, from what I understand, two percent,” said Vinson. “ Well, that two percent is going to come out of western Kentucky, conveniently.”
Vinson noted that western Kentucky seems to have been the subject of more than its fair share of budget cuts over the years.
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