Thrasher goes after Watts at Ag Day forum

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By Randy Patrick

What was to have been a Q&A discussion became a kind of barnyard brawl at the fairgrounds Saturday, with County Judge-Executive Dean Watts parrying verbal attacks from his challenger, Don Thrasher.

Watts has campaigned on keeping county property taxes low during his nearly 25 years as county judge, but at the Nelson County Farm Bureau Ag Day forum, Thrasher came out swinging, blaming Watts for library and school district tax increases that Watts said neither he nor the Fiscal Court has any control over.

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