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Nickel Tax Informational Meetings...Come Get the Answers!

There will be three information meetings held at the Trimble County High School. The meetings will be held on the following days:

October 18 at 6:00 p.m.

October 24th at 6:00 p.m. (This was advertised in the Trimble Banner as being on October 25th, but has been change to October 24th). No meeting on the 25th.

November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose of these meetings is to offer factual information concerning the nickel tax and to provide opportunities for anyone who would like to tour the building to do so. If you are someone who is wanting more information before election day please attend these meetings.


NICKEL TAX INFORMATION ....We now have a website to help inform the public with factual information as it pertains to school facilities and the nickel tax vote. 

Superintendent's Article 9-1-16

Dear Readers,
        In the past week I have continued to hear of questions regarding the Nickel tax and urgent needs funding. It is my goal to answer those    questions in this week’s article. The questions asked are:

  •  What if the nickel tax does not pass? What are the consequences?
  •  What if the tax passes but the legislature does not give Trimble any urgent needs funds?
  •  What is the cost to the citizens of Trimble County should the nickel tax pass?
  •  Why should renters care?    (Open Letter Here)
Superintendent's Article 8-25-16

Dear Readers,
Last week there was an article entitled Rand: ‘Urgent Needs’ $$$ ‘not guaranteed’ appearing in the Trimble Banner. I believe this was a well written article and allowed the community to hear about Urgent Needs Funding from a member of the State Legislature, which is a very important perspective. It is my hope that as readers saw this article they actually read the whole article, for it reinforces those very points that have been expressed by

Superintendent's Article 8-18-16

Dear Readers,
In last week’s edition of the Trimble Banner there was an article regarding the 10 cent tax that was passed back in 1979. I have some additional information on that to share this week and then I hope that discussion can be put rest. The old special voted building fund tax (14.3) is in the 1990 tax rate. That matches information about the tax raised to build the middle school in 1980(the 10 cents tax of 1979).

The 10 Cent Tax of 1979...

The current system that we are under for facilities funding began in 1990 with the Kentucky Educational Reform Act (KERA). Prior to 1990 school districts could not issue bonds, that had to be done through the city or the county. It was not until 1986-1987 that school districts could issue bonds. Back then Finance Corporations did not exist.