NEW CASTLE — Lawrence County property owners will see their taxes rise by nearly 7 percent in 2014.
The Lawrence County commissioners approved a budget for the new year Tuesday that includes a 0.435-mill tax hike. That will increase property taxes in the county by just less than 7 percent.
For the average homeowner with an assessed property value of $78,000, the increase will mean an additional $36 in county taxes in the new year.
The tax increase will help to fund the 2014 county budget, which is $29.1 million.
Look for more details in Wednesday's edition of the New Castle News.