New Castle News

December 31, 2013

Lawrence County taxes to rise in the new year

By Staff
New Castle News

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.