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Greater Clark County Schools will raise taxes after borrowing $14 million for improvements

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Greater Clark County Schools will borrow more than $14 million for school building improvements, and property owners will pay higher taxes for them.

The school board approved 13 projects Tuesday, each costing under $2 million, to avoid a state law requiring a public vote on larger bond issues.

Voters rejected a $109 million plan last fall.

One critic called Tuesday's move "sneaky."

Superintendent Andrew Melin says the improvements are sorely needed at all Greater Clark buildings.

One estimate says the owner of a $100,000 home could pay an extra $80 a year in school taxes.

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