LANCASTER - Garrard County could face a revenue shortfall of roughly $150,000 next fiscal year, according to information presented Tuesday during a budget workshop.
Fiscal Court held the workshop to project expenditures and revenue for the coming fiscal year, which starts July 1.
The meeting did not result in any final figures. Another budget workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the courthouse.
Magistrates spoke out Tuesday about enforcing payment of the county occupational tax, which has been a hot topic and a source of tension between the court and residents over the last year.
"Everything looks to be pretty tight. We can't cut from any salaries or anything else, it's down to the wire as it is now, and I don't think we have any choice but to start figuring out a way to make sure the occupational tax is paid by each and every person," Magistrate Joe Leavell said.