Fiscal Court responds in budget battle with Bullitt sheriff
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On December 15, the Bullitt County sheriff said he would cease law enforcement protection without addressing money the department needs in its budget. Just couple of weeks out from a deadline there are lines drawn on each side.
Fifteen days later, the Bullitt County Fiscal Court has responded saying Sheriff David Greenwell had not given members a copy of the budget but wanted it on the court agenda.
Fiscal Court members say they wanted to see the proposal before taking action and that Greenwell's announcement to suspend duties came with no warning.
The letter claims Greenwell's proposal includes $1 million in increases, including payments on old debt.
Court members defend their support of the department saying it gave increases and paid for bullet resistant vests as other agencies - including EMS, 911, and the jail - took five to ten percent cuts.
Fiscal Court said it will look at other protection options if a deal isn't reached.
To read the letter from Bullitt County Fiscal Court, click here.
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