Gas prices rising in Kentucky

Published: Jul. 1, 2011 at 12:59 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:59 PM EDT
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Posted by Sarah Eisenmenger - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky residents are now paying more at the pump, but this time it isn't because of a rise in fuel costs.

Gas taxes are increasing 1.9 cents a gallon from 25.9 cents a gallon to 27.8 cents. The increase took effect on July 1.

The tax increase applies only to Kentucky due to a 1980 law tying the state's gas tax to the average wholesale price of gasoline.

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