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Bell County, Kentucky

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Transparency grading process
Bell County is one of 120 counties in Kentucky. Pineville 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]
  • 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.[3]

The bad

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


Lobbying

Main article:Kentucky government sector lobbying

In 2005, Bell County reported $40,000 spent on lobbying,[4] and spent less than $10,000 in 2004.[5]


External links

References

  1. Bell County, "Elected Officials," accessed December 11, 2011
  2. Bell County, "Elected Officials," accessed December 11, 2011
  3. Kentucky.gov, "Search," accessed December 11, 2011
  4. 2005 Bell County - Open Secrets
  5. 2004 Bell County - Open Secrets