Floyd County Public Safety Officials Refuse To Cut Budgets

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) _ A group of public safety officials in Floyd County is balking at an order that they cut their budgets as part of a countywide effort to trim $1.2 million from the general fund.

The News and Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1f2Hz9L ) that four judges, Sheriff Frank Loop and Prosecutor Keith Henderson on Tuesday asked the Floyd County Council to restore the nearly $137,000 it had ordered cut from their budgets.

Superior Court Judge Susan Orth said the public safety group had spent the last month looking for answers and had decided against the cuts. She told the council its meetings had become “dysfunctional'' and said employees fear they will lose their jobs.

The county has $5.9 million sitting in a bank, but auditor Scott Clark says it's already accounted for.