Marion Co. justices of the peace deny extra road dept. money

YELLVILLE, Ark. - In Arkansas, county judges are in charge of operating the road department, and the justices of the peace, which are similar to county commissioners, approve funding.

Tuesday night some of the justices said they were uneasy giving an extra $150,000 to the road department.

Those justices said they had already given the road department significantly more money in the budget last year. And because a legislative audit claims the county judge misused $40,000 in federal money for the road department.

Other justices of the peace wanted to appropriate the money to the road department, because the county judge said the trucks won't run without it.

The justices ended up denying the extra money for the road department.​