LIBERTY - The Casey Fiscal Court is bracing for a 30 percent increase in insurance premiums.
Judge-Executive Ronald Wright said Monday that premiums will go up by $44,900 for the next fiscal year by using Kentucky Association of Counties' plan.
The premiums this year are $148,000 and will increase to $193,000 July 1.
The court approved KACo to carry the county's liability, workmen's comprehensive and personnel insurance.
Wright said he attempted to get quotes from local carriers, but since the insurance will become due July 1, the court decided not to wait for other bids.
Wright said the county has had low loss rates, but KACo says premiums are going up statewide.
"Other counties are having a hard time getting quotes, too," he said. He added that the county cannot operate without insurance and "we can't afford to let it run out."