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Legal question involving my area:

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Central-KY-Kid, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Kentucky has classification for cities.

    My town, Elizabethtown, has 20,000+ residents (Class 2 population), but forever has been registered as a Class-4 city (which means E'town is registered as a smaller town and allows E'town to have a not-so-popular restaurant tax).

    The restaurant tax was inacted in the last 2 years and has brought in more money than expected (enough to finance the remodeling of a theater downtown as well as build a sports complex long overdue).

    But some folks are pushing for E'town to class correctly, meaning have the city council - the people who implemented the restaurant tax - vote and send proper class to the state government in Frankfort.

    Here's a question that lawyers and judges in my area are baffled about: If Elizabethtown were to change classifications, would the restaurant tax automatically be null and void, or could it still remain because of the "grandfather clause."

    I have a hard time believing folks in my area - there was no major push, in the previouus 50 years, for reclassification prior to the tax - would be pushing reclassification this much if the tax could still remain.

    Anybody have a clue?
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Did you mean to post this at http://www.kentuckyconstitutionallawyers.com/forum instead?
  3. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Just so you know, at least one person clicked that link to see if it actually existed.
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