Gas Tax Rising Tuesday

The state's gas tax will jump by a penny and a half a gallon starting tomorrow.

This marks the second gas tax hike this year. The state adjusts the tax every three months based on average wholesale prices.

After the hike goes into effect, the tax on gasoline will be nearly 23 cents a gallon and nearly 20 cents for diesel.


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  • by viewer on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:14 AM
    thanx govenor for lying to me you were not going to raise taxes we like be beat down a little more each day but now we stand no more
  • by nancy Location: east,ky. on Jul 2, 2008 at 09:09 PM
    see, money is the root of all evil. there is no difference in being hooked on drugs or hooked on money. this time its the government needing a fix!
  • by Brad Location: Salyersville on Jul 2, 2008 at 08:10 AM
    Who Cares, I can't afford it at 3.00 a gallon. With prices as high as it is what is another 1 1/2 penny.
  • by johnathan Location: martin on Jul 1, 2008 at 09:38 PM
    i think they should let atv on roads if they drive safe and on the side because if they let us do then the gas prices may lower so come on people get a grip and stop paying for so much gas get a 4 wheeler and ride we should start a rally of atv to show our support to lower gas prices make a ride of a a life time in prestonsburg ky and martin ky we should all pick a day to do that leave comments to see what we all can do
  • by dorothy Location: magoffin on Jul 1, 2008 at 08:15 PM
    one question, why paid for auto insurance when you can;t get the gas to drive your car or truck
  • by Brad Location: Frankfort on Jul 1, 2008 at 03:55 PM
    A penny and a half means a 10 cent price hike of gas in Frankfort or at least that is how much it went up today!
  • by David Location: Winchester on Jul 1, 2008 at 11:44 AM
    Is this the straw that will break the camel's back? Prices are high enough, and the value of our paychecks are going to go down with the raising of minimum wage. These two actions by the government are going to raise the price of doing ANY kind of business, and how do you suppose that the businesses will recouperate the loss of revenue due to the raising of minimum wage and still higher fuel costs? By raising their prices, it is only natural. The welfare/entitlement state has done too much damage, the government needs to fix itself before our country implodes.
  • by grumpy on Jul 1, 2008 at 09:07 AM
    well govenor gouge us littlr more we jst need another tax on gas with it already to much per gallon I guess the state has to get in on the oil co. action
  • by lele Location: richmond on Jul 1, 2008 at 07:32 AM
    here we go again, just another "reason" to raise gas prices. This is ridiculous to be doing this in the first place, gas is high enough as it is. Raise the tax on cigarettes or beer... This governement is bound and determined to destroy this country!!
  • by gale Location: KY on Jul 1, 2008 at 07:25 AM
    As always...the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. What is the working person suppose to do. It takes all the extra money to fill the auto up. Seniors will suffer also as they are on a limited income annd they have doctor appts etc.
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