Local governments are preparing for the budget preparation season. Marshall County Auditor Penny Lukenbill warned the council members that with a 25 percent proposed increase in insurance in 2015, money could get a little tight. The budget meetings for the council members and department heads will begin Aug. 19.
The Pulaski County Council will take two days to reduce the General Fund budget by $2.2 million. Auditor Shelia Garling added that $235,996 will need to be cut from the highway department’s budget. The budget hearings for the council members will begin July 28.