Christian Fiscal Court keeps tax rates the same

Christian Fiscal Court unanimously approved final reading of an ordinance Tuesday morning to keep property tax rates the same.

The tax rate on real property will remain 18.7 cents per $100 of assessed value and it will stay an even 20 cents on tangible property.

District 5 Magistrate Rich Liebe is pleased the county is in a situation to maintain its commitments without raising taxes.

Also happy with maintaining the same rate is District 1 Squire Kenny Bates.

The meeting fell on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble recalled hearing about the first plane crashing just before the fiscal court meeting that morning and finding a changed world when it adjourned.

In other action, magistrates approved a resolution to apply for an $8,700 Homeland Security grant that would purchase 15 sets of body armor for the Christian County Sheriff’s Department.