Snow showers are expected on and off Monday through Tuesday. Total snowfall over the course of both days will add up between a trace to 2". 1" to 3" is possible along the higher elevations of the VA border. Slick spots are possible on untreated roads. While significant snow is not expected, we have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day to keep you informed on possible negative impacts to travel through Tuesday afternoon.
MCKEE, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky county has increased its occupational tax in an effort to shore up its deficit and balance its budget.
Despite pleas from citizens to not pass the tax, Jackson County Judge-Executive William O. Smith said something had to be done - and cuts in spending weren't enough. WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/XmkDoC) reports that Smith says the sheriff's department owes the Fiscal Court nearly $300,000; in addition, the county is now paying for a new police department and coal severance funds have decreased by more than 50 percent in the past year.
County officials voted 2-1 on Tuesday to pass the .85 percent tax, which will be added to the 1 percent tax that citizens already pay. The new tax goes into effect on Nov. 1.