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Magistrate meet for final time of 2021

Butler County Clerk Sherry Johnson

Budget adjustments made for clerk, sheriff; pay raise rejected for two workers at recycling center

 Butler County Fiscal Court held a rare Tuesday night (December 28) for their final meeting of 2021.  All magistrates were in attendance.  Judge/Executive Tim Flener called the meeting to order, and the court approved the minutes from the December 13, 2021, meeting.

Butler County Clerk Sherry Johnson came before the court for a budget amendment for 2021.  Johnson’s original budget income estimate was $3,961,734.20.  As of December 28, 2021, her office has taken in $4,725,389.55.  Her amendment increased her income to $4,976,934.20. The court approved her request.

Sheriff Scottie Ward asked for a budget amendment to move some line items to account for the purchase of a new truck. He also set salaries for deputies and assistants as required by law.


The court has reviewed an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Edmonson and Ohio County concerning a regional jail. Expressing some concerns with the wording, all magistrates agreed to ask County Attorney Dick Deye to review the agreement. 

 Third District Magistrate Timmy Givens told the court that the road department needed a lift to work on equipment.  County Road Foreman Jonathon Deweese agreed.  Judge Flener told Deweese to get some quotes. 

Judge Flener mentioned the 70-plus school buses from eastern Kentucky that delivered supplies to recent tornado victims at the Butler County Educational Complex.  He thanked everyone in the community that came out to help unload the buses. 

Fourth District Magistrate David Whittinghill made a motion to increase the pay of the two workers at the Butler County Recycling Center.  The motion, seconded by First District Magistrate Stevie Givens, would move Corey Raymer from $13.80 to $15 and Dillon Shephard from $12.24 to $14 per hour.  The motion failed on a 4-1 vote.  Mr. Whittinghill was the only vote for approval.

Mr. Whittinghill also made a motion to pay five county employees two and one-half hours overtime for helping to unload the school buses from eastern Kentucky.  The court approved the motion by a 5-0 vote.

The court approved the following items:  

–Bills and Transfers

–Transfer $25,000 from General Fund to Jail Fund

–Transfer $10,000 from General Fund to E-911

–Insurance reimbursement to 2nd District VFD $496.42

–Advertise for E-911 Dispatcher and Rochester Ferry Operator

2022 Sheriff Payout Schedule

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