Magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the $590,637 budget when they met last Tuesday evening, after District Three Magistrate Jon Goodwin – who chairs the county’s Budget Committee – made the motion, which District Two Magistrate Barry Littlejohn seconded.
Part of the increase comes from Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam’s salary, which increases from $74,000 to $82,000. He said his salary is set by statute and added that it was under-budgeted in last year’s budget.
“If I hire another deputy, I’m going to need another vehicle,” Burnam said. “We’ll probably have to replace at least one vehicle in the next year. If I hire another deputy, we’ll probably have to get two.”
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