New Albany County Hit by Trials May Furlough Workers

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) – A southern Indiana county strapped by the costs of two high-profile murder trials might furlough as many as 50 employees under a plan to close its nearly $2 million budget deficit.
WHAS-AM reports other options under consideration are taking out a loan or a tax increase.
County Councilman Jim Wathen says about a third of the deficit can be linked to the costs of the murder trials of David Camm and William Clyde Gibson. Camm's trial on charges he killed his wife and two children was moved to Boone County northwest of Indianapolis, and a jury will be brought in from another county to hear the first trial of Gibson, who's charged with killing three women.
The budget will be discussed at a special meeting Thursday evening.