The 2003 budgets are being approved for different programs in Muskingum County, and there are cuts in store for the Sheriff’s Department. This week the County Commissioners made a visit to the sheriff’s office informing them that there will be cuts for 2003. In 2002, the budget was 5 million 690 thousand 191 dollars. In 2003, the department will receive 5 million, 640 thousand 329 dollars. Sheriff Stephenson says the department is not planning for any lay-offs, instead he says the department will just have to keep close tabs on every penny they spend.