Lincoln Hough

Greene County Courthouse
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Greene County voters will decide a ½-cent sales tax proposal in November in order to expand the jail facility and shore up justice system inefficiencies.

Commissioners approved the ballot item Monday. They say the new tax, if passed by voters, would generate more than $25.5 million a year. The measure would also expand other services like animal control and mental health.

Greene County will soon have a new county commissioner for District 2. Republican Lincoln Hough and Libertarian Cecil Ince are vying for the seat that is currently held by Roseann Bentley, who is retiring. 

The county commission is comprised of three elected officials who serve four-year terms. The District 1 seat, held by Harold Bengsch, is also up for election Tuesday. He’s running unopposed.

Both Hough and Ince spoke with KSMU by phone. Hear their interviews below.

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