Sales tax revenue in Franklin County keeps improving over last year.

Through July, sales tax collections are ahead of last year by $309,121.21.

For the first seven months of the year, the county has collected a total of $8.95 million.

The county’s 2013 budget, which runs through Dec. 31, projected sales tax collections for the year to be $15.6 million.

Last year, the county collected $15.6 million in sales tax.

Sales tax collections in July were $87,018.76 ahead of last July.