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RANDY PATRICK/The Kentucky Standard
The city can't go on relying heavily on reserves from its utilities to fund general government services and must either come up with new revenue or cut spending, he told the Bardstown City Council Tuesday.
Taxes on the table: Hagan urges council to consider new revenue

Two years ago, Bardstown had $11 million in its utilities reserves. By next year, under the $48 million spending plan approved Tuesday night, it will be down to $2 million.

That concerns Councilman Fred Hagan.

Before the budget vote, he urged other city officials to face the reality that they cannot continue to depend on profits from municipal utilities to take the place of taxes to pay for city services that don’t produce their own revenue.

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