Last week in the article on the Blount County 2012 budget, the newspaper mistakenly omitted a significant item in the Highways and Roads budget breakdown shown on pg. 3. It resulted in a mathematical error in the Highways and Roads itemization column. Specifically, although the total of $5,128,490 shown is correct, the itemized entries do not add to that total. Omitted was $700,000 budgeted to the category “countywide road expense,” which should have resulted in a total of $830,190 for that item to add correctly to the sum shown. Commission budget records were not at fault. The error was made in transcribing the information by The Blount Countian reporter. The newspaper regrets the error. – Ron Gholson