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From the Desk of 
Brent Greer, Henry County Mayor

March 2015

The local referendum to increase the Local Option Sales Tax from 2.25% to 2.75% was successful by a vote of 75% in favor of the increase.  I believe this vote sends the message that the public favors our government raising its needed revenues through sales tax rather than property tax.  This increased revenue will greatly benefit the school systems in Henry County as 50% of this increased revenue will be dedicated to schools.  The County of Henry will see a potential revenue increase of approximately $140,000 annually.  Our school systems will share approximately $900,000 and the other municipalities will receive approximately $770,000 with the majority of the increase going to the City of Paris.  This revenue will allow our schools and government to operate on a fiscally sound basis and provide the services that our public has come to expect.

It is now very important that we in government be good stewards of our citizens’ investment and support through their tax payments.

In the economic development front, we are pleased to see the beginning of construction on the new McCartney Produce facility in the Paris City Industrial Park.  Also, Mineral Wells Avenue continues its surge in development as the new Carroll Bank & Trust Company building nears completion and Hardee’s Restaurant begins construction.

Fishing tournaments on Kentucky Lake are beginning in full force with the recent Collegiate Big Bass Championship featuring over 300 college anglers from 24 states.  In addition, the inaugural Kayak Fishing tournament created a lot of buzz in this area with the fantastic number of entrants and their unusual array of kayaks.  We are looking forward to the Wounded Warriors Tournament in May, as well as the FLW Tournament and the Bassmasters Classic in June.  We want all of our citizens to welcome our guests with great southern hospitality.  Tourism continues to be one of our community’s key economic drivers.

After a tough winter, I hope everyone enjoys the coming of spring and summer.  Get outside and take advantage of the wonderful recreational opportunities that Henry County provides. 

As always, I welcome any comments or suggestions.

 

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What's New...

Henry County Refunding Report Posted for Review

 

Vanderbilt Life Flight Helicopter Service to Locate on Henry County Medical Center Property. 

A Vanderbilt Life Flight helicopter landed at the Paris city park downtown to allow county commissioners an opportunity to check out the aircraft prior to the March 16 commission meeting.  Photo: Bill McCutheon, Paris Post Intelligencer

 

 

Trustee Randi French

Henry County Trustee Randi French (right) helps Donovan Greene of Elkhorn Road pay his county property taxes Friday at the trustee’s office inside the Henry County Courthouse Annex on West Washington Street. Feb 28th is the last day to pay 2014 taxes without penalty.  Call the Trustee's office at 642-6633 for more information.  Photo by Paris Post Intelligencer

 

TVA Groundbreaking Ceremony

TVA representative Jeff Griggs, TVA Board member Mike McWherter, TWRA representative Aldridge and Henry County Mayor Brent Greer were among those at the groundbreaking for the new TVA/TWRA lake access area at the Springville pump house this past fall.

 

The Henry County Commission meets regularly on the 3rd Monday of each month.  The next regular County Commission Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 20th at 7PM. 

 

View March 16th Commission Agenda/Resolutions Here

View 2014 Proposed Non-Profit List Here

View 2014/2015 Approved Budget Here

See minutes of previous meetings here.

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