Library Financing

Libraries across the state are keeping a close eye on the Court of Appeals in Elizabethtown, as the outcome of a case there could slash funding for about a hundred locations.

A measure passed by a state House committee Tuesday seeks to answer questions about library funding that have led to several court cases in Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Rulings in lawsuits seeking to reduce library taxes in Anderson and Montgomery counties could have implications for other Kentucky libraries, attorneys said.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a civil lawsuit filed in May seeks to roll the Anderson County library tax back to its level in 1967, when the library was organized. A suit filed in June would reduce the Montgomery County library tax to its level in 1980.