Library Tax Lawsuits

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.

Josh James / WUKY

A group of cases currently pending in Kentucky appeals court could affect the way libraries in 79 counties have operated for decades.

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.