The 2014 Kentucky General Assembly will likely feature discussion on giving cities and counties the option to impose a temporary local sales tax to pay for major projects and an area mayor will testify in Frankfort regarding the plan next week.
Princeton Mayor Gayle Cherry will testify before a legislative panel next week regarding the proposal, and asked the other mayors and county judges that make up the Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors for a list of projects they might pay for with a local option tax, if allowed.
Mayor Cherry says the proposed tax option couldn't be more than one percent and it wouldn't last forever.
It will require a constitutional amendment for the proposal to become a reality, but Mayor Cherry says it's something worth looking into.
Kentucky is one of 12 states that do not offer the option to local and county governments. Four states have no state or local sales tax.