Jackson County sheriff won't sign for tax bills

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MCKEE, Ky. (AP) - Unlike most Kentucky residents, those in Jackson County haven't received their property tax bills in recent weeks.

WKYT'S newspaper partner, the Lexington Herald-Leader, reports that's because Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman is refusing to sign for receipt of the bills.

Without his signature, the bills can't be sent to taxpayers. It also means tight finances for public agencies that depend on funding from property taxes.

County Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore says the bills might not be sent until a new sheriff takes over in January.

Peyman did not return calls from the newspaper seeking comment about his decision.

Department of Revenue division director Thomas S. Crawford says he doesn't recall a similar situation in his nearly 30 years with the agency.

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