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CARTER COUNTY CITIZENS QUESTION TAX HIKE

Some People In Carter County Have Been Questioning Why A 4-Cent Property Tax Rate Hike Is Needed To Give Employee Raises When The County Had 20-Million Dollars In The Bank. The Key Word Is Had. County Leaders Say That 20-Million Dollars Is Now Down To 11-Million Dollars. Carter County Trustee Randal Lewis Said The County Finances Don’t Work The Way Most County Households Work. The City Gets Major Income Once Yearly From Tax Revenue Payments And Then The Money Is Spent Out And Budgeted Over The Year.