Man pays property taxes with 400 pounds of coins

Josh Smith

Following the examples of upset individuals everywhere, Frank Alford of New Albany is paying his property taxes in coins to protest the skyrocketing property tax rates!

Rates in New Albany have increased almost 50% since 2006, and while single home owners have received some relief thanks to recent legislation, individuals who own multiple rental properties like Frank have been left in the cold.

This isn't the first time Frank has used a small denomination to pay his property tax bill -- which came to $21,000 this year! The county clerk recognized Frank because he paid in singles last year. This year he hauled in a trash can containing approximately 400 pounds of Susan B. Anthony coins to pay his debt to the county, while carrying a sign that read, "Property taxes gone wild."