Shepherdsville occupational tax rate may be permanent

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By Stephen Thomas

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council was feeling the pinch of a tight budget just a few years ago.

In 2011,  the council searched for revenue increases. Among those ideas was a 50 percent increase in its occupational license fee, along with an increase in occupational tax rates.

The council agreed at the time to temporarily up the rate on workers from 1 percent to 1.5, effective through Jan. 1, 2015. Mayor Scott Ellis said, at the time, that the increase would generate an additional $1 million in revenue.

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