No tax hike

As happens so often in government, the decision that came out of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors Tuesday was a compromise that resolved some problems, created others and left many unsatisfied. After an overflow crowd of parents, grandparents, school officials, deputy sheriffs and students spilled out into adjoining rooms

Arbogast’s decision to retire

Floyd County School Superintendent Terry Arbogast’s  decision to retire comes amid an escalating controversy over his handling of requests for information from the Board of Supervisors. Arbogast planned to retire this year but then appeared willing to accept the school board’s offer of a new, two-year contract. But the Superintendent tells me he decided in […]

Taxing times

As my story in today’s Floyd Press explains, the county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Monday night to hike taxes substantially for the upcoming fiscal years — raising the real estate tax rate five cents to 53 cents per $100 in assessed valuation and personal property taxes 75 cents to $3.45 per $100. This means […]

Sound off on county budget and taxes Wednesday night

Have an opinion on the new county budget and tax rates? You can give the Floyd County Board of Supervisors a piece of your mind Wednesday at 7 p.m. at a public hearing at the County Administration Building on Oxford Street. County Administrator Dan Campbell will outline the budget for the next fiscal year (which […]