Kenton County’s Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann, Commissioner Dr. Jon Draud, Commissioner Beth Sewell, and Commissioner Joe Nienaber voted unanimously to reduce the 2022 real property tax rate by 6.5%. This is the second consecutive year that the Fiscal Court reduced the rate, and takes Kenton County’s real property tax rate down to the lowest level since 2009.
The real property tax rate was reduced from 15.4 cents per $100 of valuation to 14.4 cents.
“The hard work of Kenton County employees, who deliver essential services in a very cost-effective way, allow us to reduce tax rates,” stated Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann. “This property tax rate is the lowest since 2009. Improvements in our operations are generating greater efficiencies and performance quality.”
Commissioner Dr. Jon Draud added, “the positive momentum from improvements to County operations is real, and I think we’re going to see further cost-savings in the years to come. Kenton County’s team of employees is top-notch, and the citizens of the County should feel very good about the future of their government services.”
"I am pleased to support another property tax reduction this year. While the County portion of residents’ overall tax bill is already very small, it’s still important to reduce it even further when circumstances allow, especially as citizens face increases at the grocery and gas pump. It is appropriate for us to not add to their burden and provide relief wherever possible,” noted Commissioner Beth Sewell.
“I am very excited that the efforts of both the Fiscal Court and staff of Kenton County have resulted in the ability to once again lower property taxes. The energy, creativity, and passion of those who are responsible for delivery of services in Kenton County is second to none and continues to provide positive results for the citizens of Kenton County,” stated Commissioner Joe Nienaber.
Kenton County property taxes are the main funding component of the County’s General Fund and fund general government, protection to persons & property, roads, and capital projects.