The Christian County Board passed their budget plan for the 2018 fiscal year on Tuesday night at their regularly scheduled board meeting. The budget, although still running a deficit, is an improvement over budgets in years past.
Christian County Board Member Aaron Allen appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and says the reduced deficit is evidence of an effort by the county board over the past several years to improve the county's fiscal outlook.
According to Allen, there is also a possibility of that deficit being smaller than originally budgeted at the end of the fiscal year.
Allen says for FY16, the original budgeted deficit of approximately $700,000 ended up being in the $400,000 range at the end of the fiscal year.