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Whitley County Fiscal Court lowers garbage service fees

Usually when a company, a business or a government changes its fees for a service, the price almost always goes up, but a change approved Tuesday will actually lower the rate for something you need. The Whitley County Fiscal Court voted during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020

Photo Gallery: Whitley County Tire Amnesty

Local residents were able to dispose of thousands of old tires for free on Aug. 20-22 as part of the Whitley County Fiscal Court’s Tire Amnesty Program. Tires were dropped off at the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport and then loaded onto tractor trailers and taken for proper...
Posted On 30 Aug 2020

Whitley County Fiscal Court approves monetary recognition awards for all county employees

During COVID-19, Whitley County EMT’s, sheriff’s deputies, road department employees, deputy jailers, and others continued going to go to work every day as essential workers. Now these workers are getting some recognition for the work that they have done over the past few months...
Posted On 31 Jul 2020

Whitley County Fiscal Court approves purchase of second garbage truck

Following up on the success of Whitley County beginning to offer trash collection service, the Whitley County Fiscal Court approved the purchase of a second truck Tuesday as it looks to expand its service area throughout the county. “Right now, we have around 400 customers and...

Dump, dump and away…

The Whitley County Fiscal Court held Dumpster Days last Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Whitley County Garage in Goldbug. Residents were able to dump items they wanted to dispose of without paying any fees.  
Posted On 16 Jul 2020

Whitley County hoping to secure CARES Act funding

The Whitley County Fiscal Court is seeking to reward county employees who have remained on the job through the COVID–19 pandemic. At last Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, the magistrates approved a resolution to file an application for Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES Act)...

Whitley County Fiscal Court announces major garbage collection expansion

Three months after Whitley County officials announced the county would begin offering garbage service to a limited area where residents had difficulty getting service from private companies, new plans are in place to take it countywide. Judge-Executive Pat White, Jr. said a...

Whitley County officials face uncertain budget

Whitley County Judge-executive Pat White, Jr. said it remains up in the air how much the economic slowdown due to the COVID–19 pandemic will affect the upcoming fiscal year budget. “There are a lot of unknowns,” White said. The annual budget ranges between $11 million and $15...

Whitley Count Fiscal Court approves tax sharing agreement

The Whitley County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting via Facebook Live Tuesday afternoon during which is renewed the interlocal agreement with Corbin and Williamsburg on the collection of occupational tax. Judge-Executive Pat White, Jr. said the agreement would remain...

Whitley County agencies utilizing technology to meet online, social distance

As the old saying goes, “the show must go on,” and when it comes to governing our local councils, commissions, boards and so forth still have pay the bills, apply for grants, make sure that employees get their checks and carry out numerous other functions despite the COVID-19...
Posted On 05 Apr 2020