Thursday, February 28, 2013

Senior citizens impacted by budget cuts

HINDMAN, Ky. -- The Knott County Fiscal Court may have balanced their budget but some county employees are now facing the consequences.

Eight county employees have been laid off, and eight others were reduced to 32 hours a week.

Yet, county officials say the Senior Citizens Program was hit the hardest.

The program still receives state and federal funds but the county's latest round of budget cuts has taken the majority of its funding away.

Officials were forced to cut 86 people from the program's list of "Home Delivered Meals."

The director says she hopes to see an improvement in funding in the next few months.