Bell County, Kentucky

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Budget N
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Meetings N
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Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning N
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes N
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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.


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


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