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Bourbon County, Kentucky

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Bourbon County is one of 120 counties in Kentucky. Paris is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Kentucky county websites

This website was reviewed on March 25, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • County magistrates are posted with addresses.[1]
    • A general email form is posted.[2]

The bad

  • Elected Officials
    • Telephone numbers and individual email addresses are not provided for elected officials.
  • Administration
    • Contact information for administrative officials, including addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses are not posted.
  • Meetings
    • A page for meeting information exists, but does not include any information on meeting times and dates, nor are meeting minutes and agendas posted.[3]
    • Agendas and minutes are not archived.
  • Budget
    • Information on the current budget is not posted.
    • Budget documents are not archived for at least three years.
  • Audits
    • Audit information is not posted.
    • Audits are not archived for at least three years.
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information, including rates, sales taxes, income taxes and property tax levies are not posted.
  • Contracts
    • Information on current bids and awarded contracts are not posted.
  • Zoning and Permits
    • Information on zoning ordinances and building permits are not posted online.
  • Lobbying
    • Information on taxpayer funded lobbying efforts are not posted.
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to file a public records request is not posted online.

External links


  1. Elected Officials
  2. Contact
  3. Meetings