County leaders hear 2019 budget requests in first review

Increases in expenses for the county’s General Fund of just under a half million dollars were requested by various departments in the first rounds of 2019 budget hearings conducted before the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

Additional personnel and higher starting salary rates in several departments encompassed the largest amount of the requests. For details from the submitted requests, see the July 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.