BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- It's a word people often don't like, taxes, but what if you had a small say in deciding taxes?
"This local option sales tax is used throughout the country, but again you're talking about the T-word, a tax. Most people do not like tax even if they have an opportunity to vote on this, so there would have to be some caution," said Bowling Green City Manager Kevin DeFebbo.
Many officials across the state have been discussing a local option sales tax.
"Now we all recognize that state government can't today afford to fund all of our needs that's why cities and counties need the ability to increase their revenues but within limits," said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in Frankfort this September.
However, to even be able to do this there are quite a few hoops you have to jump through.
"First there has to be enabling legislation changing the constitution of Kentucky, then each individual city or county would decide whether or not they wanted to do this on a case by case basis," said DeFebbo.
If it were to pass, cities or counties could present an idea to the voters and they would decide if they want to pay a little extra sales tax or not to fund it.
So, what could you do with the money?
"Some of the things you could add a sales tax for would-be economic development, recreation, roads, infrastructure, things of that nature to help improve the quality of life in the community," said DeFebbo.
There are several organizations that support this including the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, but some say it won't go over well because people don't like to vote new taxes on themselves.
DeFebbo says this topic will likely come up in the 2014 legislative session in Frankfort.