Graves County group to file petition against school tax hike


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - A group of Graves County residents against a proposed school tax hike will file a petition Friday.

Graves County Citizens Against School Tax received 2,000 signatures in three weeks.

The proposed hike could mean 11 cents per day more for the average taxpayer.

Superintendent Kim Harrison told Local 6 last month that the state reduced their budget by $4.5 million over the past five years. She would like to pay for renovations at both Lowes Elementary and Graves County High School.

Community members, however, say they want to vote on the rate hike.

If county officials deem the petition valid, a special election will be held November 12. The county clerk's office must certify the document, which should happen by Monday.