Knox County leaders are working to balance the county's budget for the next fiscal year.
The preliminary budget shows a deficit of about $668,000 in the general fund.
The county has estimates of $10,909,678 in expenditures, and $10,241,438 in revenues.
Treasure Robin Davis says numerous factors contributed to the deficit.
“Fines and fees are decreasing, property taxes are probably going to go down, and expenditures are continuing to go up.”