Property Tax Increase In Pike County

Property taxes in Pike County are set to go up after the county school board voted in favor of the increase.

The Appalachian News Express reports residents of Pike County will be paying four cents more per 100 dollars in assessed value.

One member says the raise was necessary to prevent a loss of personnel within the school district, a move recommended in past board meetings.

The Pike County Fiscal Court also voted in favor of a tax hike.

The county will raise it's property tax rate by two tenths of a cent for every 100 dollars in assessed value.

The real estate tax increase will take effect in 2007.

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