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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

Whitley County Clerk receives clean audit from Mike Harmon, Auditor of Public Accounts

The Whitley County Clerk’s office received a clean audit from Mike Harmon, the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts. “I was pleased to have a good clean audit,” said Carolyn Willis, the Whitley County Clerk. “That’s what we strive for – to do the best for our county.” Kay...

Deadline to register to vote in general election is Oct. 5

With the general election just over a month away, Whitley County Clerk Carolyn Willis provided additional details on deadlines and procedures leading up to Nov. 3. Monday, Oct. 5 is the deadline to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the general election....

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...

Monday is deadline to request ballot for June 23rd election be mailed

Close of business Monday is the deadline to request a ballot for the June 23 primary ballot be mailed to a voter’s residence. The request may either be made through the state website, www.govoteky.com, or by contacting the clerk’s office at 549-6002. Willis said as of Friday, 679...

Battle lines officially set for 2020 election in Whitley County

The battle lines are now set for the 2020 elections in Whitley County following the passage of the candidate filing deadline at 4 p.m. Friday, and there will be a two-way race to fill the remainder of former Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz’s term in office. Schwartz retired on...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020

Anderson files to take on Huff again in 82nd State Representative race

In addition to the presidential race on next year’s election ballots, there will also be a handful of local races for area residents to vote in, including state representative, state senator, Corbin City Commission and Williamsburg City Council. The 82nd Kentucky Representative...
Posted On 31 Dec 2019

Election filing deadline moved up to Jan. 10

Those thinking about running for Corbin City Commission or Williamsburg City Council next year are going to have less time to decide than in prior years. A recent change to the law moves Kentucky’s election filing deadline for these offices from the last Tuesday of January 2020...
Posted On 30 Dec 2019

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

Fees for deeds, wills, marriage licenses increasing Jan. 1

(Editor’s note: The interview with Kay Schwartz for this story was conducted last week before she retired as Whitley County Clerk.) Have a will that you have been meaning to file, but haven’t gotten around to taking it to the county clerk’s office? Planning to get married in...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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