According to its latest financial report, Jefferson County had more than $20 million at the end of March which was more than $4 million above the money it had one year earlier.

On the Oldies 1013 morning show Wednesday, County Judge Gerald Robinson confirmed that the amount was “pretty significant.”

When Robinson first took office in 2018, the county had about $10 million with expenditures to go with it. One of the first things Robinson did was to cut personnel.

Robinson was asked if the county had now reached the point, with the amount of money in the bank, that it could go back and fill some of the positions that had been left vacant.