The Caldwell County Fiscal Court was presented the decided upon tax rates for the George Coon Public Library during Tuesday morning’s meeting.

Nichelle Faughn, Library Director, told the Court that the Library Board had approved the compensating rate of 5.7 percent for real estate, 8.25 percent for personal property, and 3.7 percent for motor vehicle. Because the Library Board is comprised of members appointed by the county, the Board has the authority to set it’s own tax rates.

During the meeting Nichelle also said that the library has received over 60,000 visitors in the last year, offered 174 programs that had almost 5,000 participants, and raised just over $4,600 during the recent Friends of the Library Black Patch Book Sale. Also over the past year, all library lights have been converted to LEDs and both antique lights in front of the library were restored and two more were added.

Also during the meeting Caldwell County Judge Executive Ellen Dunning announced the upcoming Commonwealth Bowl food drive that will be held at the courthouse from October 15 through the 26th. All food and monetary donations will be given to area food banks. The Commonwealth Bowl is an annual food drive held in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

During the next Fiscal Court meeting on September 25th the Court will hear from County Attorney Roy Massey about a Caldwell County Board of Education real estate transfer. The meeting is open to the public.

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