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Bardstown City Councilman Fred Hagan.
‘It’s on you, Mayor’

In less than four months, the Bardstown Police Department has spent almost half of its annual overtime allocation — even though the City Council increased the line item by $15,000 this year.

A search of police pay records shows nearly 1,600 hours of overtime since July 1.

According to Tracy Hudson, the city’s chief financial officer, the department has spent 47 percent of its $135,000 police overtime budget — or, as Safety Committee Chairman Bill Buckman stated in his report to the City Council Tuesday, “about $65,000.”