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Hopkins Co. proposes occupational tax

HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

Hopkins County, Kentucky officials are considering alleviating the county’s budget deficit with a 1% occupational tax.

Judge-Executive Donald Carroll says the county’s budget is down $800,000.

He says four cities in Hopkins County already have a 1.5% occupational tax, so this would not affect them.

The fiscal court was already considering raising property taxes. Both proposed increases will be evaluated again at future meetings.

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