Closing Arguments: Hospital Tax Issue Reaches Home Stretch

Lines are being drawn. Friendships have soured. Some family ties are feeling the strain over the debate to create a hospital taxing district in Fayette County.

Beauty salons are no exception. A sign at the front door of The Hair Venture in La Grange reads, “Out of respect for everyone’s opinion, please refrain from any St. Mark’s discussions.”

One of the more testy topics surrounding the hospital district has revolved around salaries at St. Mark’s, especially those of doctors. A public meeting hosted by Save St. Mark’s, the group advocating for the hospital district, was held at the VFW Hall in La Grange on Monday. Dr. Russell Juno, chief of staff and board member at St. Mark’s, fought back against accusations that doctors are pushing the district as a way of protecting their high pay.


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