Carter fiscal court denies library taxing district request

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GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) – The Carter County Fiscal Court has denied the implementation of a taxing district to support county libraries.

The Independent (http://bit.ly/1LoxhzU ) reports that the fiscal court met Monday night to consider the issue and argued that a taxing district could prove detrimental to the community because it can legally increase its tax rate without voter approval.

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The county’s public library director, Nellie Middleton, told the court that the library wanted to make sure kids have books in their homes.

Judge-Executive Mike Malone argued that taxing districts become a government within a government that there was no way the fiscal court would create it.

The court didn’t rule out letting county residents vote on the proposal.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

 

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