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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

Schwartz says she will miss the people the most

Kay Schwartz says she will miss the people the most as she heads into retirement after working nearly 44 years in the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, which includes having served as the county clerk for nearly 12 years. “I love to help people. Seeing the people and getting to help...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019

Schwartz predicts 30 percent voter turnout on Election Day

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is hoping for a 30 percent voter turnout for next week’s General Election as voters head to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, attorney general, secretary of state and a handful of other statewide offices. During the 2015 gubernatorial...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019

Whitley County Clerk gets relatively good audit review

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz received relatively good news regarding her fee account Thursday, according to information in a release from the office of Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon. The review of the 2018 fee account only identified three issues that the...
Posted On 18 Sep 2019

Less than 15 percent voter turnout expected in Whitley County

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz isn’t anticipating a large voter turnout for next Tuesday’s election. While she would like to see a 50 percent voter turnout, Schwartz noted that she is expecting the turnout to be less than 15 percent. As of Monday morning, fewer than 50 people...
Posted On 17 May 2019

Whitley County Clerk receives clean audit

The Whitley County Clerk received a clean audit of the 2017 financial statement, according to a statement released by Mike Harmon, auditor of public accounts, on June 27. According to the audit, “Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial...
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