Kentucky State Auditor http://wkms.org en Edelen Outraged Over Excessive School Spending http://wkms.org/post/edelen-outraged-over-excessive-school-spending <p></p><p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen has found a lack of accountability and transparency in 14 school districts that have been the focus of special reviews.</p><p>Edelen told the Interim Joint Committee on Education yesterday that in one case a former superintendent was found to have received $224,000 in unauthorized payments in a district where 90% of students are so poor they qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:28:31 +0000 The Associated Press 35718 at http://wkms.org Edelen Outraged Over Excessive School Spending Audit of Calloway County Attorney's Office Cites Concerns for Public Finances http://wkms.org/post/audit-calloway-county-attorneys-office-cites-concerns-public-finances <p></p><p>A state audit of Calloway County Attorney David Harrington’s office has found several issues with the handling of public funds. The state auditor’s office says they performed the audit after hearing concerns about possible mismanagement at the office. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:50:11 +0000 Shelly Baskin 28583 at http://wkms.org Audit of Calloway County Attorney's Office Cites Concerns for Public Finances Graves County Fiscal Court Audit Finds Procedure Errors http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-fiscal-court-audit-finds-procedure-errors <p></p><p>The Kentucky State Auditor’s office found the Graves County Fiscal Court failed to properly pay a contractor and report funds. The auditor’s office <a href="http://apps.auditor.ky.gov/Public/Audit_Reports/Archive/2011GravesFCaudit.pdf">2010-2011 fiscal year report</a> released today shows the county failed to promptly pay a contractor for nearly 1.6 million dollars in clean-up work related to the 2009 Ice Storm. The work was done in May 2009, but was not paid for until more than a year later, violating state statute which orders all contract work paid within 30 days. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:34:08 +0000 Angela Hatton 24919 at http://wkms.org Graves County Fiscal Court Audit Finds Procedure Errors Kentucky State Auditor: Special Tax Districts Spend Much, Laws Need Overhaul http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-special-tax-districts-spend-much-laws-need-overhaul <p></p><p><font size="2">Taken together, Kentucky's special taxing districts spend more money than the state spends on Medicaid and infrastructure -- and nearly half of those districts are not following rules on filing budgets or submitting audits, said a report from State Auditor Adam Edelen released Wednesday.</font><br> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:41:29 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 24511 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Auditor: Special Tax Districts Spend Much, Laws Need Overhaul State Audit Finds Violation in McCracken County Clerk's Office http://wkms.org/post/state-audit-finds-violation-mccracken-county-clerks-office <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen says the McCracken County Clerk’s Office violated state statute in 2011. According to the annual audit report, the McCracken County Fiscal Court failed to set a maximum county clerk salary order, which the clerk uses to hire deputies and assistants and provide fringe benefits. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:54:26 +0000 Angela Hatton 22875 at http://wkms.org State Audit Finds Violation in McCracken County Clerk's Office Ky. Auditor's Office Publishes Caldwell, Chrisitan, Calloway Co. Reports http://wkms.org/post/ky-auditors-office-publishes-caldwell-chrisitan-calloway-co-reports <p>The Kentucky state auditor’s office found several non-compliance issues with the Caldwell County Fiscal Court’s financial practices. The comments came in the 2010-2011 fiscal year audit released today. The report found poor tax record keeping, and a lack of outside review. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:15:14 +0000 Angela Hatton 21407 at http://wkms.org Ky. Auditor's Office Publishes Caldwell, Chrisitan, Calloway Co. Reports KY Personnel Board Opening Investigation on Former Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer http://wkms.org/post/ky-personnel-board-opening-investigation-former-ag-commissioner-richie-farmer <p>The Kentucky Personnel Board will open an investigation into alleged improprieties at the Department of Agriculture under former Commissioner Richie Farmer. Farmer served in the post from 2004 to 2011.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:01:32 +0000 AP 19203 at http://wkms.org KY Personnel Board Opening Investigation on Former Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer State Auditors Finds Errors at Carlisle Sheriff's Office http://wkms.org/post/state-auditors-finds-errors-carlisle-sheriffs-office <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen has found poor financial reporting practices at the Carlisle County Sheriff&rsquo;s office in the department&rsquo;s most recent audit.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:39:05 +0000 Angela Hatton 19022 at http://wkms.org State Auditors Finds Errors at Carlisle Sheriff's Office