Education officials in south-central Kentucky say cuts are likely as the school district faces a budget shortfall of nearly $1 million.
The Glasgow Daily Times reports Barren County school district Superintendent Bo Matthews told the Board of Education during a special-called meeting on Monday night that a $900,000 shortfall is expected from the 2012-13 to the 2013-2014 budget.
Matthews said cuts are likely due to the shortfall.
District Finance Director John Stith said one reason for the shortfall is unexpected costs, including a portion of the $50-$60 million Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust deficit which has to be paid off by school districts across the state.
A judge has declined to dismiss a gated residential community in Lexington from a lawsuit over the death of Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside her home by former Barren County lawmaker Steve Nunn.
Ross' mother, Diana M. Ross, sued Opera House Square Townhouse Association, claiming it allowed Nunn access after her daughter told board members she had taken out an emergency protective order against Nunn.
Opera House Square argued that it wasn't negligent and took reasonable action to accommodate a request from Ross for more security.
Nunn pleaded guilty to murder in 2011 for fatally shooting Ross after she ended their engagement.