Sunday, April 18, 2004

Fund open to help Ludlow schools

The Cincinnati Enquirer

LUDLOW - Ludlow residents who wish to support the city's schools despite the March 30 defeat of a tax increase now have a place to put their money.

An account has been established at Home Savings Bank in Ludlow for citizens to donate to the school system what they would have paid through the nickel-per-$100 increase in property taxes. The effort is being led by parent Jackie Latham, who is chairing the Friends of Ludlow Schools committee.

Contributions will be used to pay for school renovations and repairs to the science and computer labs, gym bleachers or the track, district officials say.

All donations would be tax deductible. Checks can be made out to Friends of Ludlow Schools and sent to the district at 525 Elm St. or Home Savings Bank at 202 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

If the tax increase had passed, the average resident would have paid about $42.75 a year, district officials say. Anyone who wants to find out their exact amount can call Bob Rouse at (859) 261-8210.

Citizens who would like to serve on the Friends of Ludlow committee can contact Latham at (513) 238-2146.

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