WBKO First Alrert - Winter Storm Warning

BG Library Board May Close Smiths Grove Branch

The Bowling Green public library board voted unanimously to close the Smiths Grove branch September first, unless the fiscal court comes up with a permanent funding solution.

Jim Johnson, president of the library board says, "What we'd like to see happen is a library tax, much like the soil conservation tax they just did. And it would be a very small amount. It'd only amount to 1/2 of 1% on a $100,000 home. With a homestead exemption, that would probably be about $40-a-year, less than $4.00-a-month."

The board is also moving the Sugar Maple branch to where The Iron Skillet restaurant used to be in Greenwood.

Board members say they loan out $500,000 books, rent a-quarter-of-a-million videos, and take a quarter-of-a-million on-line requests each year. And they say most of their patrons live outside Bowling Green's city limits.

WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8063532 - wbko.com/a?a=8063532
Gray Television, Inc.