ISSUE: Chamber supports local-option sales tax
OUR VIEW: Study and research this revenue option
Adding another penny to sales taxes could generate more than $6.15 million annually just in Hardin County.
That number, which is based on 2011 collections estimates from the Kentucky Department of Revenue, actually could be higher. Many major retailers, such as Wal-Mart, write the state one cumulative check for sales tax at all its locations and do not break out the data by county.