“Lock your doors, load your guns and get a biting, barking dog.”
That’s what a Kentucky sheriff posted on his personal Facebook page after he suspended all law enforcement activities because of a lack of funding.
Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said his office is still owed a $75,000 payment due in January. A large part of the problem is a sharp decline in coal severance taxes hitting Eastern Kentucky. Local government economic assistance fund money to coal-producing counties has dropped by 80 percent since fiscal year 2012.
Read his Facebook post here: