The property tax in Christian County will go up 5.5 percent to create funds to construct academic buildings.
The Christian County Board of Education voted unanimously for the ‘nickel tax’ at a meeting Thursday night.
The tax is a ‘recallable nickel,’ meaning it could be recalled if enough citizens sign a petition to bring it to a vote.
Chief Operations Officer Brad Hawkins said 10 percent of the county’s registered voters who voted in 2016 have to sign it.
The increase means an extra $55 annually for $100,000 worth of property.
Funds will be created to replace the academic portions of Hopkinsville and Christian County High Schools.