Christian County Jail was financially self-sufficient in last fiscal year

The Christian County Jail was financially self-sufficient last fiscal year and the other county departments also ended the year in good financial shape.

Treasurer Walter Cummings says all departments were within budget, with the exception of the Animal Shelter, which received an unexpected financial gift that allowed it to do some extra projects.

Cummings praised Jailer Brad Boyd and his staff for the jail not requiring any of the $1 million that had been budgeted to come out of the county’s general fund.

He says housing state inmates and working with other jailers across the state has allowed the local facility to perform well financially.

Cummings notes the county collected 101 percent of projected property tax revenues. The county spent $1.6 million last fiscal year on asphalt and the road department purchased equipment for mowing right of ways.