Residents of Kewaunee County started paying a little more in sales tax over the weekend. April 1st marked the first day of the half-percent increase in sales tax, making then the 64th county in the state to do so. The increase was not the first step in trying to reduce cost in the county. County Supervisor Lee Luft said that the county cut its employment from 172 employees to 146, which may have prevented the increase from being higher. Brown, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties are among the counties to not have seen a sales tax increase.