Bullitt County sheriff threatens to stop patrols

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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Bullitt County sheriff is threatening to cease law enforcement patrols unless the county’s Fiscal Court provides an additional $250,000 in funding.

Local media outlets report that Sheriff Dave Greenwell has given the Fiscal Court 90 days to chip in the extra money he says his office needs to stay afloat. If that need is not met, the county would be left to find a new law enforcement provider. The sheriff’s office estimates it serves about 45,000 of the county’s 78,000 residents.

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Online records state the Fiscal Court increased its contribution to the sheriff’s office from $300,000 to $600,000 last year.

Magistrate Joe Laswell says Greenwell “needs to manage his budget.” He says the Fiscal Court can’t afford to give the sheriff’s office the amount Greenwell is requesting.

 

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