Tax rates set for 2015-16

September 5, 2015
Photo by Emily Baker Knox County PVA Bill Oxendine hands out documentation for the 2015 tax rates to the Knox Fiscal Court at its regular meeting last Wednesday.

Photo by Emily Baker
Knox County PVA Bill Oxendine hands out documentation for the 2015 tax rates to the Knox Fiscal Court at its regular meeting last Wednesday.

“We’re climbing one way, but we keep falling another.”


Bill Oxendine, Knox County PVA, informed the Knox County Fiscal Court at its August meeting that the county has lost $7.5 million in assessments due to the loss of active mines in the county thanks to the clean burn law and higher use of natural gas.

The average tax bill, he said, will probably average about $1.40 more than last year.

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