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Warren County County Government. Warren County at a glance Established in 1797 It is one of 120 counties in Kentucky Population: about 99,000. Area: 545.

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1 Warren County County Government

2 Warren County at a glance Established in 1797 It is one of 120 counties in Kentucky Population: about 99,000. Area: 545 square miles.

3 Fiscal Court Fiscal Court is the name given to the county legislature and governing body of Warren County. Each county in Kentucky has a Fiscal Court. The Fiscal Court works closely with the city of Bowling Green.

4 Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon He is a voting member of the county government. He is in charge of the Fiscal Court. The judge works closely with the mayor of Bowling Green too. He is elected every four years. He can be elected as many times as people want him.

5 Magistrates Warren County is split into 6 districts. There are 6 magistrates elected to the Warren County Fiscal Court.

6 Local Courts The county courthouse is in the City of Bowling Green. The courts enforce the local laws.

7 County Attorney Amy Milliken She is an elected official. She is the legal advisor for the Fiscal Court. She also enforces laws in court.

8 Sheriff and Jailer Sheriff Jerry Gaines Enforces laws Collects taxes Jailer Jackie Strode Runs the jail Has inmates clean up litter

9 County Clerk Dot Owens Elected every four years Takes care of important documents Voter registration Property records Vehicle registration Deeds Marriage Licenses Other papers

10 Learn More For more information on other county officials visit

11 Core Content 1 st & 2 nd grades SS-EP Students will describe how their local government is structured (e.g., mayor, city council, judge-executive, fiscal court, local courts) and compare their local government to other community governments in Kentucky. Student Target I can identify and explain the basic purpose of local government. I can identify and explain examples of services local governments provide. I can describe how my local government is structured.

12 Warren County Activity Book The Warren Co KY Activity Book BookBinding Information: Paperback ISBN: X Pages: 24 Age Level: 8 – 13 Price: $7.95 Web address:


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