Henderson Fiscal Court approves 911 service fee

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – People in Henderson are one step away from several changes in the way they pay for 911 service.

The Henderson Fiscal Court voted unanimously to move 911 fees from a tax on telephone landlines to an added tax on utility bills.

The fee will also increase from $2.50 per month to $3.25 per month.

Judge Executive Brad Schneider said the changes are needed to pay for increasing costs and to make up for lost revenue from people who have been dropping their landlines.

The Henderson City Commission is scheduled to vote on an identical increase Tuesday night.

If approved, the changes take effect on January 1.

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(This story was originally published on August 27, 2019)

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