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Floyd Co. auditor quits amid budget concerns

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NEW ALBANY -

The Floyd County auditor has resigned after the state finance agency refused to certify the southern Indiana county's budget.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports Republican Darin Coddington announced his resignation Friday. The Associated Press couldn't contact Coddington for comment Saturday because his phone number was unlisted.

Floyd County Council Chairman John Schellenberger says an estimated $2.4 million budget deficit that was discovered earlier this year played a role in Coddington's departure.

Last month, the Department of Local Government Finance expressed concern about errors in last June's tax settlement and estimates in the county's proposed $11 million general fund.

Schellenberger told other officials the county could run out of funds by September.

Republicans will hold a caucus to complete Coddington's term, which runs through 2014.

Information from: The Courier-Journal

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