Tompkinsville Budget Crunch

By: Stephanie Stang
By: Stephanie Stang

An area city is making many changes to save money after severe budget problems. Tompkinsville Mayor, Wendell Carter, says the city owes millions in bonds and thousands to a natural gas company.

As a result Carter has had to cut the recycling program. In addition Carter has to cut the police department in half, raised water and sewage rates, and laid off two parks department employees.

Many residents have mixed feelings about the budget. Carter says he does not think the problem will go away anytime soon. Many workers at the police department say they are worried about the department's future.

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