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Willis pleased with Whitley County Clerk’s Office audit

The Whitley County Clerk’s Office received a clean audit from Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon for its Fee Account. Whitley County Clerk Carolyn Willis said the fee account encompasses all of the fees the clerk’s office collects and distributes. Harmon’s report...

Kentucky will have three days early voting starting in 2022

Thanks to a new Kentucky law, Kentuckians will be getting more time to vote in-person prior to Election Day starting in 2022. Gov. Andy Beshear officially signed House Bill 574 into law on April 7. The new law will change the way elections are conducted across the Commonwealth by...

Clerk turns over record excess fees to fiscal court

Despite COVID-19, 2020 was a busy year for people to buy and sell property, get married, and transfer and license automobiles among many other things that the Whitley County Clerk’s Office oversees. As a result of all these transactions, Whitley County Clerk Carolyn Willis...
Posted On 25 Mar 2021

Breaking news: Huff, Willis confirmed as winners as June 23 election results are certified Tuesday

In the two local races on the ballot in Whitley County on June 23, 82nd State Rep. Regina Petrey Huff, R-Williamsburg, and Interim Whitley County Clerk Carolyn Willis came out victorious. Huff defeated challenger Matt Anderson. In Whitley County, Huff garnered 4,535 votes to...

Willis-Hamblin square off in Whitley County Clerk’s race

On Tuesday, June 23, citizens of Whitley County, who are choosing to vote in-person, will head to the ballot box for the 2020 primary election. Among the races that most of Whitley County voters will be able to cast a ballot in will be that of Whitley County Clerk where interim...
Posted On 03 Jun 2020
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Kay Schwartz will be missed as Whitley County Clerk

Over the last 12 years that Kay Schwartz has served as Whitley County Clerk, if you went into her office to pay your car taxes or any number of other things, you were just as likely to get waited on by Kay as you were one of her deputy clerks most days. I know. I speak from...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Willis appointed as interim county clerk, plans to run for the position

Whitley County’s new interim county clerk is a familiar face. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. appointed Carolyn Willis, who has worked at the office for nearly 26 years, as the new interim county clerk shortly before noon Monday after her bond was finalized. As a...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Schwartz resigns as Whitley County Clerk; Willis appointed as interim replacement

For the first time in nearly 44 years, Kay Schwartz is not working at the Whitley County Clerk’s Office. Schwartz, who has worked full-time at the office since Jan. 1, 1975, resigned Saturday, Nov. 30, during a meeting with Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. Schwartz...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019