Hopkins Seal 01 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/4/19) — Hopkins Fiscal Court approved its fiscal year 2019-20 budget of $32.32 million this week. The county operates on its current budget of $30.75 million through June 30, listing carryover funds of $3.72 million.

The county has appropriated $9.22 million to the general fund, $5.74 million to the road fund and $6.45 million to operate the jail.

Local Government Economic Assistance funds are $5.11 million, while Local Government Economic Development Grant funds total $1 million. Contingency funds total $4.78 million.

The county expects to collect $2.45 million in property tax in the new fiscal year.

Other income listed includes $550,000 in personal property tax, $304,000 in motor vehicle tax, $300,00 in net profit fees, $35,000 for building inspections, $48,000 in cable TV/cellular tax, $3 million from payroll/occupational tax, $375,000 in franchise fees, $25,000 from unmined coal, $2.6 million in insurance tax, $109,250 from deed transfers, $145,00 bank franchise fees and other funds including $1.27 in state grants and a $1.03 million Transportation Cabinet grant.

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