Next county budget could be more than $1 million higher than last year
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Apr 18, 2013 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tentatively, the FY 2013/2014 budget for Trigg County will be larger than last year’s, although much of that increase will be in the form of grant money.

That is what Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver said when the Trigg County Fiscal Court approved a first reading of the budget Monday evening. A second reading will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

The budget as it stands is at $7,103,639 – far larger than the current budget of $6,004,000, but without grant money next fiscal year’s budget stands at $6,291,139, which is a 4.8-percent increase, said Oliver.

Grant money includes a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for Trigg County Hospital, but since the Fiscal Court is a government entity, the money has to go through the Fiscal Court to get to the hospital, said Oliver, who also mentioned a $250,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant for the old Masonic Lodge building (mentioned further down in this article).

Of that total, $3,621,883 was allocated to the General Fund, $1,763,073 was allocated to the Road Fund, $499,800 was allocated to the Jail Fund, which was approved last month, $692,883 was allocated to the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office Fund and $26,000 was allocated to the LGEA (Local Government Economic Assistance) Fund.

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