McCreary County

McCreary County, Kentucky

PO Box 699
Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: (606) 376-2411
Fax: (606) 376-3898

On the southern border of KY, south of Lexington; organized Mar 12, 1912 from Pulaski, Wayne, and Whitley counties. Name Origin: For Lt. Col. James Bennett McCreary (1838-1918), KY legislator, governor (1875-79; 1911-15), and U.S. senator (1903-09)

Area (sq mi):: 430.64 (land 427.70; water 2.94) Population per square mile: 40.30
Population 2005: 17,233 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 9.50% Population 2000: 17,080 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.00%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $9,896; median household $19,348; Population below poverty level: 32.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,655-$15,085
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.10% Median travel time to work: 28.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa3 enhanced rating with a stable outlook to McCreary County School District Finance Corporation, KY's $8.4 million School Building Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016, provided by the Kentucky School District Enhancement Program.
From 2005-2012, McNeely was publisher of Community Newspaper Holdings' Commonwealth Journal, a six-day paper in Somerset, Ky., and group publisher of the nearby Wayne County Outlook and the McCreary County Record.
Among the examples of confusion cited are the court's twin rulings on a single day in 2005 that upheld a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Texas state capitol in Austin, yet declared unconstitutional a display in the McCreary County courthouse in Kentucky.
(40.) The exception was McCreary County which involved a challenge to the posting of the Ten Commandments in a county courthouse.
Pulaski County and McCreary County violated separation of church and state when they posted copies of the Ten Commandments in the lobbies of their courthouses.
A McCreary County resident killed an escaped pig and alerted the authorities to the presence of the animals.
Based upon the above, it is no mystery why legal scholars, religious leaders, staunch proponents of separation of church and state, and a spate of other public interest groups waited with bated breath as the Supreme Court deliberated over McCreary County, Kentucky, et al., v.
A striking example can be found in Scalia's splenetic dissent in the 2005 case McCreary County v.
Voting to join Justice Souter's opinion striking down the Kentucky courthouse exhibits in McCreary County v.
The inconsistency between the decisions the Court reaches today in this case and in McCreary County v.