With a new budget term looming, the members of the Harlan Fiscal Court are getting down to the numbers.
Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop said there are still numbers to be tossed around but expects to have a strong working budget ready for the magistrates to consider before the end of the fiscal year, which ends in June.
In its current form, the budget is about $1.2 million off, with more money going out than coming in.
Grieshop said making the budget work effectively for everyone should just be a matter of moving some proposed spending and revenue projections around.
"There's two ways to do this,' Grieshop said. "We can either raise revenue or cut out expenses. If you don't do that, you'll be in trouble."
In other action:
n The court accepted a new road into the county road plan. Tacky Town Road, which is also known as Belcher Lane, was adopted into Harlan County's First District.
n The court agreed to accept new health insurance coverage through CHA Health.
As in the past two years, the county will reimburse policy holders for their deductible, up to $250.
Grieshop said by raising the deductible, the county will get better overall rates for coverage. Since the county will be reimbursing workers for the deductible, those filing claims will ultimately not pay more out of pocket.