- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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

The Independent (https://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.

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.


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

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