Almost $500,000 Ahead of Last Year

Franklin County sales tax collections were up in October compared to last year.

Sales tax income for the year is $493,727 ahead of last year through October.

In that time, the county has collected $13.1 million in sales taxes.

The current county budget projected sales tax collections to be $15.6 million for the entire fiscal year, which ends Dec. 31.

The county collects three half-cent sales taxes — general revenue, capital improvements/road and bridge and law enforcement.