McCracken County Fiscal Court to increase pay for 15 county employees

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The McCracken County Fiscal Court decided to bump the pay increase for 15 county employees.

The process for deciding what employees should be paid can become a difficult job, specially when not everyone agrees.

The McCracken County Fiscal Court met to discuss the salary increase for 15 county employees.

With each salary increase being approved by the fiscal court on Wednesday.

On an annual basis the county and the fiscal court examine, as required by law, the pay of every individual.

“I think it’s hard for an organization, public or private, ours tends to play out publicly in front of everyone,” said Judge Executive Steve Doolittle, McCracken County Fiscal Court.

With inflation being higher than normal, with interest in employee salary, leading the fiscal court to give a three percent increase for the cost of living for these employees.

“The decision to, what you’re going to pay this individual versus another can be an uncomfortable process but unfortunately that is the process,” said Judge Executive Steve Doolittle, McCracken County Fiscal Court.

The new budget for the county starts July 1st, 2022 and this process had to be handled before the beginning of the new budget.

Judge Doolittle says the difficulty with this year’s process was strictly the economy and the market the county is in.

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