>City loses suit to collect motel taxes from Net

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>A Warren County judge ruled that Bowling Green’s efforts to try to collect local motel tax from discount online room providers is a legislative matter, rather than a judicial one.

Warren Circuit Judge Steve Wilson said Thursday he ruled in favor of Hotels.com and other defendants to dismiss the case. That ruling may be appealed – something for the Bowling Green City Commission to decide.

Bowling Green and Warren County have a 6 percent motel room tax, including a special 2 percent tax that goes to development of the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center.

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