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Whitley County Fiscal Court suing wholesale drug distributors over prescription drug problem

Between 2013 and the middle of 2017, more than 21 million doses of prescription opioids, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol and oxymorphone, were dispensed in Whitley County, which has a population of about 36,000 people. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Whitley Co. Fiscal Court gets $115,067 grant to upgrade 911 center

A new $115,067 state grant will enable the Whitley County E911 Center to modernize some of its radio equipment. “Basically, our stuff is outdated,” E911 Director Jason Wilson said. The office of 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg, announced late Thursday afternoon that both...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017

State funds will ultimately cover recent road paving costs, fiscal court says

During a special meeting Friday afternoon, Whitley County Fiscal Court voted to borrow $208,000 in order to pay for a paving project so they can get $208,000 in funding from the state to repay the loan. “There has been a change in policy over the last year or two in the way the...
Posted On 30 May 2017

Over 15,000 tires collected during tire amnesty event

A three-day tire amnesty event held by the Whitley County Fiscal Court and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management at the Williamsburg/Whitley County Airport Thursday, Friday and Saturday has resulted in the collection of at least 15,000 tires that have already been hauled off...
Posted On 04 May 2017

$45,360 in emergency road aid awarded to fiscal court

Whitley County is getting $45,360 in county road aid emergency funds from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to repair damage to an eastern Whitley County road that was one of the hardest hit during last month’s flooding. The funds will be used for drainage structure repairs on...
Posted On 03 May 2017
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Fiscal court gets grant to clean-up Spruce Creek illegal dump

Whitley County is one of 25 counties from across the state that will share about $1.06 million in grant funding to clean-up 112 illegal dumps across the state. “Illegal dumping affects safety, property values and quality of life across the commonwealth,” Energy and...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

Fiscal court files 29 small claims lawsuits to collect delinquent occupational taxes

The Whitley County Fiscal Court has collected more than $41,000 in delinquent occupational tax funds thanks to a series of recent small claims lawsuits. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content....
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Small claims lawsuits seek to collect occupational tax funds

The Whitley County Fiscal Court has collected more than $5,000 in delinquent occupational tax funds thanks to a series of recent small claims lawsuits. Whitley County Fiscal Court Occupational Tax Administrator David Owens filed 16 small claims lawsuits in September in Whitley...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Fiscal court honors deputies, constable

Two Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies and a Whitley County constable, who had received the Medal of Honor from the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association for bravery in the line of duty, were recognized Tuesday during the regular meeting of the Whitley County Fiscal Court....