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Sponsored text: Dr. Phil Aaron on Nickel Tax issue

Improving Adair County Education
See What a Nickel Can Do!
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By Dr. Phil Aaron

In 1981, 25 years ago, I was a young physician with a dream.

As chairman of the committee to pass a bond to build a new hospital I told Adair Countians, "This is the most important vote you can make for the future of our county." We passed that bond vote while every other hospital bond vote on the ballot in Kentucky was defeated. Our hospital won!Adair County won!

And now, one quarter of a century later, the dream lives on. Please join me with me to support the most important vote in the history of Adair County Education. If we support this nickel investment in our children's future, Our children win! Adair County wins!

The children of Adair county are our future and they deserve the very best educational opportunities possible. These improvements to the school system will help provide our students with even better opportunities.

Adair County has a history of supporting worthy causes: our hearts and our pockets have overwhelmingly supported projects which benefit Adair Countians. Let's show a strong turnout for this nickel tax, similar to our support for the Crusade for Children and Relay for Life. Remember, if we support our children's education all Adair Countians win!

What can we get for a nickel? The Adair Board of Education is seeking to impose a 5 cent (per $100.00 of assessed property value) tax to fund much needed improvements in our school district, and issue which will be decided on December 6. In these days and times a nickel will not buy much as the story but here's what a nickel can do for our children:

Here's what a Nickel can do!

$287,000.00 from the new tax: $ $

which represents
$3,375,000.00 in Bonding capacity for new construction: $ $ $
This could result in
$416,000.00 in additional taxes from the State of Kentucky: $ $ $ $ $
Which would result in
$5,410,000.00 in additional bonding: $ $ $ $ $ $
Meaning the Adair County School District would have $9,145,000.00 total bonding capacity

Which could be used for:
  • Replacing Col. William Casey Elementary with a brand new facility

  • Much needed renovation of John Adair Intermediate School

  • Install new heating ventilation and air conditioning system at Adair County High School

  • Add onto band room or build new band room/auditorium at ACHS to further support our National Championship Band

  • Complete work on new football stadium and do improvements to other athletic facilities


Paid for by "Citizens who want to improve Adair County Education," Dr. Phil Aaron, Treasurer.

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Dr. Phil Aaron speaks out about importance of education

2005-12-04 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy AMC. DR. PHIL AARON, shown at left with his late father Dr. Oris, and at right with his son Blake, speaks out about the importance of education. Click 'read more' for his views on what the nickel tax will do, if voted in, for Adair County schools.
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See what a nickel can do

2005-12-05 - Columbia, KY - Photo staff. FOCUSING ON WHAT THE NEW NICKEL TAX 'CAN' BE USED FOR -- replacing Col. William Casey Elementary with a brand new facility would be the number one project. As can be seen in the photo above which shows the back side of Casey, there is an immediate need. Click 'read more' for sponsored text calling for a 'yes' vote on tomorrow's school tax.
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