LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday tossed a lawsuit alleging that Carroll County has been distributing tax revenue in a way that violates an 1883 state law.

LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday tossed a lawsuit alleging that Carroll County has been distributing tax revenue in a way that violates an 1883 state law.

The Carnegie Public Library in Eureka Springs filed the lawsuit in Carroll County Circuit Court alleging that the county has not been following Act 74 of 1883, which created two judicial districts in the county. A provision in the law states that all county revenue “shall be used for the exclusive benefit of the district in which such revenue may arise.”

The Carnegie Library is in the western district of the county. The county has been dividing tax revenue equally between it and two libraries in the eastern district, with the Carnegie Library getting a third of the money, but the Carnegie Library argued that as the only library in the western district, it should get half of the money.

A Carroll County judge dismissed the lawsuit, and the library appealed. The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal Thursday, saying the proper venue for a challenge to property-tax distribution is county court.