A committee circulating petitions to recall a proposed hospital tax is holding two signup days this weekend. Anyone wishing to sign a petition can do so in front of Vicky Pike’s property on at the corner of Burkesville and Edmonton roads, across from Walmart. People will be set up outside to assist from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday and from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Pike, who is chairman of the committee circulating the petition, also said anyone who cannot travel but would like to sign the petition can contact one of the committee members and they would attempt to get a petition delivered to them.
Petitions are available at most country stores in the county and in the city at Downey’s Pawn and Day and Day Mill, both on Campbellsville Road.
Anyone signing the petition must do so on a sheet of paper identified for the specific precinct in which they vote. The committee must file the petition with the county clerk by Sept. 4. Committee members and their contact information: Vicky Pike, 384-3348; Cynthia Rowe, 384-5432; Jay Johnson, 634-3398; and Wendy Gousha, 384-1776.
If 755 people who are qualified sign the petition, the issue could go on the ballot for a vote before the tax can be implemented.
PLEASE NOTE: Any registered voter is eligible to sign a petition to recall a hospital tax of 3.7 cents approved by the hospital district board of directors.
The Community Voice incorrectly stated previously that a petitioner must have voted in the last presidential election.
Kentucky statutes state the following: “The petition shall be signed by a number of registered and qualified voters residing in the affected jurisdiction equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the total number of votes cast in the last preceding presidential election.”
We apologize for the error.