July 15, 2024

GARNETT — Because of reserves built up from a half-cent sales tax, Anderson County hasn’t had to use property taxes to pay for a new county law enforcement center and jail. That’s the conclusion of an investigation by the Anderson County Review, which looked at jail revenues. The county has hoped to get enough revenue from housing out-of-county inmates to help pay for the jail. However, the Review says that so far, the revenues haven’t been enough to pay all of the costs of the $5.5 million bonds. The Review said the jail has to draw more than $48,500 per month to get a surplus. The biggest amount of revenue in one month was slightly more than $36,200. However, those revenues and sales tax receipts have been enough the cover the cost of the bonds.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

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