The Christian County Jail is asking for less money from Christian Fiscal Court next fiscal year, thanks to several factors.
Christian County Treasurer Walter Cummings says one factor is that heating and cooling renovations on the jail are now complete and the county doesn’t have to include those funds in the spending plan again.
Cummings says state and federal revenues to the jail are also up and the transfer from the general fund to the jail fund is expected to only be budgeted at 1.5 million dollars next fiscal year—down from 2.5 million this year.
Overall, the Christian County Jail is expected to operate on a 6.9 million dollar budget next fiscal year, down 300-thousand dollars. Budget hearings have concluded and the Pennyroyal Arts Council asked the county to maintain its funding at $5,000. Christian County Coroner Dorris Lamb asked for the most significant budget increases Thursday, with a majority of the requested extra money for salary increases and increases in fuel expenses.