Kentucky gas tax to rise - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kentucky gas tax to rise

With gas prices over $4 a gallon, expect to pay a little more starting on July 1st.  That's when Kentucky will collect another 1-1/2 cent tax on each gallon of gasoline.

State finance officials say the tax, which goes toward the state road fund, will increase to 21.1 cents, and the diesel tax will rise to just over 18 cents.

The legislature designed the fuel tax to reset at least once a year based on the state's average wholesale price of gas.

It could go down if prices fall.  But the tax has increased, on average, by a little more than a penny every year since 2004.

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