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Butler County, Kentucky

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Budget N
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Meetings N
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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning N
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Public records
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Butler County is one of 120 counties in Kentucky. Morgantown is the county seat.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Kentucky county websites

The good

  • County magistrates are listed, but only have mailing addresses, no phone numbers or emails.[1]
  • Administrative officials' contact information is provided on department pages.
  • The site links to the Property Valuation Administrator's website, which lists tax rates.[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.

External links


  1. Butler County, "Fiscal Court," accessed December 11, 2011
  2. Butler County PVA "Tax Rates," accessed December 11, 2011
  3., "Search," accessed December 11, 2011