Fiscal Court responds in budget battle with Bullitt sheriff

Published: Dec. 30, 2015 at 9:34 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2016 at 9:34 PM EST
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Sheriff Dave Greenwell (Source: WAVE 3 News)
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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.

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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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