Hardin County Schools will host a hearing for a possible tax increase at 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day at the district’s central office.

The proposed tax rate is 64.7 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate and personal property, which is ex­pect­ed to gen­erate about $40.6 million for the district, according to a notice in The News-Enterprise.

The proposed rate is an increase from last year’s rate, which was 63.1 cents on real property and 62.9 cents on personal property. Those taxes produced about $37.6 million for the school district.

The current proposed tax rates represent a 4-percent increase in revenue, but Hardin County Board of Education members may vote on a different proposal.

A person owning a home valued at $100,000 can expect to pay $647 in property taxes if the board votes to take a 4-percent increase in revenue. By state law, 4 percent is the max­imum permissible annual revenue increase without being subject to a possible voter referendum.

Jessica Annis, director of finance for Hardin County Schools, said the tax money would be used for various expenditures, including competitive salary raises, day-to-day operations and instruction. A portion of the revenue generated also will go to building-related projects, such as bond payments and building maintenance.

The Hardin County Board of Education votes on the tax levy at 6 p.m. Thursday at the district’s central office.

Trey Crumbie can be reached at 270-505-1747 or tcrumbie@thenewsenterprise.com.

(1) comment


What is this year’s compensating rate? Why was it not included in the story?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Terms of Use. The complete terms of use policy can be found at the bottom of this page.