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Fri March 6, 2009
Calloway digs into pockets to pay for disaster relief
By Casey Northcutt
Murray, KY – Calloway County will have to dig deep to pay for recovery efforts from January's ice storm. Judge Executive Larry Elkins says the county fiscal court met in a special session yesterday to address bills concerning emergency supplies purchased during the relief effort. The magistrates approved $40,000 to pay for items such as generators, water and wood chippers. Elkins says although the federal government is expected to reimburse the county for a large percentage of the cost, it could take months or years to receive the money. He says the county will most likely come up short on bills through the rest of the fiscal year. The local government has applied to the Kentucky Association of Counties for financial help, and Elkins says services to residents will not be cut.