Local Option lets local voters decide whether they want to pay for new projects in their communities, by giving them the right to vote – up or down – on the projects and their costs.

Kentucky Says Yes

Kentuckians Favor the Right to Vote

- The Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll

We Support Local Option

What People Are Saying

  • “Putting the local-tax amendment on the November 2014 statewide ballot is a no-brainer. If local people want to levy local taxes on themselves, they should be able to.”

    Al Cross, Courier-Journal columnist
  • Jeff-Bringardner-headshot-only“This is a way to keep dollars in the area, to come up with a diverse slate of projects that sync up with the long-term plans of the community and get voted on by the people”

    Jeff Bringardner, President, Humana Kentucky
  • BillLamb“If Louisville could adopt a 1% Local Option Tax, it would impose a minimal burden, but would raise over 90 million dollars a year.”

    Bill Lamb, President and General Manager for WDRB and WNYO
  • Bill Samuels Bellarmine Portrait“Local option makes all the sense in the world. Offering citizens the opportunity to vote on investing in their community is how our country ought to operate.”

    Bill Samuels, Chairman, Emeritus Makers Mark
  • Mayor Gale Cherry “We’ve found that if you have a specific outcome – as is proposed with the local option –  the people will be glad to support it”

    Gale Cherry, Princeton KY Mayor