Jackson County Dips Into Surplus to Cover Court Cost

Jackson County supervisors have dipped into the county's surplus to cover some costs of the court system.

Supervisors last week transferred 185-thousand dollars from the surplus to the circuit and chancery courts to help pay the costs of trials and lunacy hearings. Another five-thousand dollars was moved to the county court for jury fees.

Supervisors say they expect to be reimbursed by the state. Board of Supervisors President Frank Leach says supervisors don't have control over the court expenses and neither do judges. He says some better management is needed over court expenses.