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BE " ..l,1!' ,1 iJ fr. rage 2 THE HARTFORD HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 30, 191 00'C $ ; '. ,'A'-j.'.; "if ""' i;'wiiiMwiiininM'i Jl ''"1 1, I' i ft J I': Li i I J c 1 ! t if f Official Information About The Road Tax ! '! 1. The road tax election was called at the request of the State Commissioner of Public Roads, and also at the request of hundreds of Ohio County citizens who petitioned for it. 2. It will be held on the date of the primary election, Aug. 2, because this can be done at very small expense in addition to the expense requir ed for holding the regular primary. 3. It is called because Ohio County has not sufficient road funds and because its present road working system is inadequate and unsuita ble for working and keeping up the roads of the county. 4. The tax is twenty cents on the hundred dollars worth of taxable property, each year for five years only. 5. The tax is collected by the sheriff at the same time and in the same manner that he col- , lects other taxes of the ,county and the sheriff gets only one per cent of the amount of road tax collected for his services in collecting this tax and that is all he gets. No other officer gets any fees, commission or any part of this tax, nor are their present salaries, fees or commissions in creased in any manner by reason of this tax. 6. No poll tax can be added nor can any poll tax be collected in addition to that- already collected. 7. Men subject to duties as road hands will be released from that service and the system of road working changed. 8. The money collected under this road tax. in each magisterial district will be alioted to that district in full, so that the people of one commun ity will not be taxed by this election to help keep up the roads in some other part of the county. 9. The Federal pikes that are proposed to be built through the county are provided for by the following plan: 50 per cent paid by the Federal Government; 10 per cent paid by the State of Kentucky; 20 per cent by private subscription among the indi viduals living along the pikes and 20 per cent out of the general road and bridge fund already pro vided for. 10. No part of the twenty cent road tax can be applied to the building or upkeep of the pikes except a part of that collected in the districts through which the pikes pass. 11. Federal pikes that are proposed, and that we are expecting to get as fast as time will let us, are as f ollwos: A pike from Butler County line to the Da viess County line on route f rom Owensboro to Bowling Green. A pike from Breckenridge County line to the Daviess County line through Fordsville, on route from Louisville to Owensboro, or Camp Knox to Owensboro.- A pike from Grayson County line to Muh lenberg or McLean County line on route from Louisville by Camp Knox to Dawson Springs and Paducah. 12. Each community through which it is possible for either of these roads to pass has a free and open chance to get in the fight for it. Competent state and federal engineers will se lect the routes most suitable and proper, after due investigation and consultation with the county officials and the citizens of the several communities affected. 13. The people of each community will have a voice in saying how the funds derived from this twenty cent road tax shall be spent in that community and such safeguards will be used and enforced in each community as will in sure the use and expenditure of this money for the actual working and upkeep of the roads and bridges of the several communities. 14. The hills and rough, bad places will be given attention just the same as the low or level roads. It is.the bad places, ditches, hills, etc., that need especial attention and appropriate steps will be taken to provide for such attention. 15. The Court proposes to use Ohio County teams, and Ohio County Labor and Ohio County materials so far as possible and to employ these teams and labor in each community and apply these funds fairly and equitably and to give ev ery man in every community a fair-deal. 16. Under present conditions our govern ment taxes and our state taxes are taken and used by the government and state to help build roads for other people. One purpose of the court therefore, in calling this election was that by putting up a little more money ourselves, we can secure government and state aid to build some roads in Ohio County and in no other way can this be done. tl2Z MACK COOK, County Judge ty Fi WI& I 4ss?OUtl"i A. D. KIRK, County Attorney 1 ?.-, x "'' wwwwwww ter Sx ifocsseaggx"- -, w p "wwwwm. ?y4. , .