Barren County, Kentucky

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Barren County is one of 120 counties in Kentucky. Glasgow is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Kentucky county websites

This website was reviewed on December 11, 2011.

The good

  • County officials are listed with contact information.[1]
  • County magistrates are listed with contact information.[2]
  • The county website links to the Property Valuation Administrator's site, which gives local tax rates.[3]
  • A search for "open records" gives a first result of a state page with thorough information on the Kentucky Open Records Act and how to make public records requests.[4]

The bad

  • The budget is not published.
  • Information is not available for meetings, building permits and zoning, and local taxes.
  • County audits and contracts are not online.
  • The site not disclose if the county belongs to government sector lobbying associations.

External links


  1. Barren County, "Elected Officials," accessed December 11, 2011
  2. Barren County, "Magistrates," accessed December 11, 2011
  3. Barren County PVA "Tax Estimator," accessed December 11, 2011
  4., "Search," accessed December 11, 2011