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Money From Budget Error Could Pave Roads In Brown County

Brown County has been forced to put off some of its plans to pave gravel roads because of budget constraints.

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Workers conduct maintenance on a road in Brown County. Funding for these kinds of projects has been tight.

Brown County is among the area that will benefit from state’s $200-million computer programming error. The county will get $1.1 million which could be used for employee raises and infrastructure repairs.

Brown County Highway Superintendent, Claude “Smokey” Presseau says some of that money could go towards paving roads that are in disrepair.

“The money will go in our general fund, and I’ve asked the Commissioners to transfer $500,000 in the highway fund,” he says. “My plan would be to use $250,000 this year and $250,000 in 2013.”

Presseau says there are 46 miles of road that need work – that includes a number of gravel roads the county would like to pave.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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