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Cuts in coal severance funds affecting Harlan

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Harlan County are looking to make sharp spending cuts due to a decrease in the amount of coal severance funds expected next year.

The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports that county officials called a special meeting Tuesday to discuss finances and rescinded an attempt to limit the spending of county agencies to $5,000 without approval from the Fiscal Court. Officials said the stipulation was interfering with operational purchases such as food for the jail, fuel and gravel.

They agreed to look instead look for ways to make cuts in every district across the county.

Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop says the county needs to start watching its spending now or it will have "issues" in the future.

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