LOUISA, KY. — Lawrence County voters turned down a proposed .05 percent “nickel tax” by an almost 3-1 margin, 3,244 Against and 1,796 For in yesterday’s balloting.
Supt. Rob Fletcher and the BOE put the idea on the ballot in an effort to finance a new Louisa elementary school and other district improvements but those who went to the polls were not sympathetic to the cause.
“I am very thankful for those that send their children to Lawrence County Schools. It is a blessing and an honor to serve our students each and every day,” Fletcher said. “With this defeat of the recallable nickel tax levy, we will have to revisit the nickel tax option or to explore other avenues to ensure that our students have the facilities they need. It is a setback, but one that we will have to overcome.”
In other BOE related news incumbent Garnett Skaggs handily defeated her opponent Rhonda Ramey in yesterday’s election 377 – 201 and Maddlene Roberts had no opposition.