Dispatch overhauls causes budget hike

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE --  At first glance, it appears that the 2018-19 budget for Bullitt County government will grow by $3.6 million.

But, in reality, the growth in the proposed budget is due to a $4.6 million loan to upgrade the communications system with central dispatch.

The first reading of the proposed budget will be held on Tuesday, May 15. Public hearings on road aid and local government assistance starts at 9 a.m. with the regular meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Keith Griffee, the county’s finance officer, said that the proposed budget is relatively flat.

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