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Bardstown mayor ‘surprised’ by growth in city’s budget

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By Randy Patrick

Bardstown’s new mayor, Dick Heaton, is alarmed by how much the city’s budget has increased since he held the same job seven years ago.

During a City Council work session Tuesday to discuss the general fund part of the city’s nearly $53 million spending plan for the 2018 fiscal year that begins July 1 of this year, Heaton pointed out that the yearly budget has grown by $15 million since the last one he submitted in 2010.

“That’s a pretty substantial increase,” he said, urging that the city government should make an effort to cut costs.


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