It actually was a slight increase in the levy, but since a jail construction bond was expiring, total property tax bills for residents will be less.
Sheriff Jim Adkins is relieved.
"Oh I was very excited to see that it had passed. I'm looking forward to see how the vote breaks down by precinct. I'm very happy the citiziens are continuing to support the Sheriff's office and our jail. It's a way of making criminals accountable for their crimes and making Jefferson County a much safer place to life."
Sheriff Adkins says the approval of the levy will allow them to keep current staffing levels at the Sheriff's Department and jail.