Local school system votes to increase property tax rate


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PADUCAH, Ky. - Your property taxes could soon be rising.

Paducah Public Schools approved an increase Monday night.

Starting in 2014, the rate will rise from 74.7 cents per $100 to 76.5 cents.

That means you'll pay $18 more for every $100,000 in property you own.

Paducah School superintendent Randy Green says no one spoke out against raising the tax at the meeting.

They expect to generate nearly $550,000 more for the district.

Earlier story:

PADUCAH, Ky. - You could soon have to pay more for public education.

The Paducah Independent Board of Education is holding a meeting Monday night to discuss a property tax increase.

They plan to vote on whether to bump the current 74.7 cents tax per $100 of real and personal property valuation to 76.5 cents.

They expect the difference to generate nearly $550,000 more for the school district.

If it is approved, it would go into effect January of 2014.