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Homeowners sue over fire district tax

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A dozen homeowners in central Kentucky have sued to challenge the legality of a fire protection subdistrict.

The homeowners in northwestern Jessamine County contend the property tax that funds the North Jessamine Subdistrict of the Jessamine County Fire District violates the state constitution.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the group filed suit Friday.

Jessamine County Judge-Executive Neal Cassity says the suit may be the only way to determine the validity of the tax.

Residents petitioned Jessamine Fiscal Court in 1995 to create the North Jessamine Subdistrict. It is believed to be the only fire protection subdistrict in Kentucky.

About 1,500 households pay 4.6 cents per $100 of real property along with the 5 cents per $100 levied on all Jessamine taxpayers for fire protection.

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