Adam Edelen http://wkms.org en Beshear, Edelen Sign Cyber-Security Bills http://wkms.org/post/beshear-edelen-sign-cyber-security-bills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and State Auditor Adam </span>Edelen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gathered in Louisville today&nbsp;for a ceremonial signing of a pair of bills—House Bills 5 and 232—intended to shore up Kentucky’s ability to protect citizens’ data from security breaches.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:20:40 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41229 at http://wkms.org Beshear, Edelen Sign Cyber-Security Bills Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Louisville Mayor About KFC Yum Center http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-plans-contact-louisville-mayor-about-kfc-yum-center <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.</p><p>The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its&nbsp;debt to junk status.&nbsp;&nbsp;Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is&nbsp;calling for an audit.</p><p>Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie&nbsp;Holscher&nbsp;says&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;will call Fischer about the matter soon.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37757 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Louisville Mayor About KFC Yum Center Webster County Schools Makes All Recommended Changes from State Audit http://wkms.org/post/webster-county-schools-makes-all-recommended-changes-state-audit <p></p><p>The Webster County school system is correcting some financial accountability issues brought to light by Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen earlier this summer.</p><p>Edelen addressed the issues to a legislative committee yesterday.</p><p>Assistant Superintendent Riley Ramsey said the district&rsquo;s changes included requiring a superintendent to sign off on expense reimbursements and written public evaluations of the district&rsquo;s superintendent. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:36:52 +0000 Whitney Jones 35728 at http://wkms.org Webster County Schools Makes All Recommended Changes from State Audit 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 Ky. Emergency Management Director Resigns Amid Misspending Controversy http://wkms.org/post/ky-emergency-management-director-resigns-amid-misspending-controversy <p>The director of Kentucky Emergency Management resigned Thursday after a review released by State Auditor Adam Edelen <a href="http://wkms.org/post/auditor-kentucky-emergency-management-misused-funds-caught-red-handed-altering-documents">identified as much as $5.6 million in questionable spending</a>, and intimidation of employees.</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear accepted John Heltzel’s resignation, and appointed Department of Military Affairs official Mike Jones as acting director of KYEM.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:23:40 +0000 John Null 33841 at http://wkms.org Ky. Emergency Management Director Resigns Amid Misspending Controversy Auditor: Kentucky Emergency Management Misused Funds, 'Caught Red-Handed' Altering Documents http://wkms.org/post/auditor-kentucky-emergency-management-misused-funds-caught-red-handed-altering-documents <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Kentucky's Auditor says the state agency responsible for responding to weather disasters and other emergencies used taxpayer funds to pay for $100,000 in alcohol, entertainment and other disallowed expenditures—and officials altered documents to hide it.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:38:01 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) & The Associated Press 33764 at http://wkms.org Auditor: Kentucky Emergency Management Misused Funds, 'Caught Red-Handed' Altering Documents Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/comer-teases-potential-run-governor-fancy-farm <p>Kentucky won’t elect its next governor for more than two years. But Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer all but declared his candidacy at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, stopping just short of an official announcement.</p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 02:20:01 +0000 John Null 33676 at http://wkms.org Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm State Auditor: Kentucky Isn't Ready for Expanded Medicaid Coverage http://wkms.org/post/state-auditor-kentucky-isnt-ready-expanded-medicaid-coverage <p>Kentucky’s State Auditor Adam Edelen is concerned about the Commonwealth’s ability support an added 300,000 resident’s to its Medicaid program. Expanded Medicaid coverage next year comes as part of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:16:31 +0000 Chad Lampe 33586 at http://wkms.org State Auditor: Kentucky Isn't Ready for Expanded Medicaid Coverage Newberry Faces Zoning Allegations http://wkms.org/post/newberry-faces-zoning-allegations <p></p><p>McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry is under fire for allegedly altering zoning maps without going through the proper legal channels.</p><p>Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice said the map changes, which occurred sometime between 2007 and 2008, are the result of minor computer errors, but Paducah attorney Burton Washburn says he thinks differently.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:59:37 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31671 at http://wkms.org Newberry Faces Zoning Allegations Edelen Finds Lack of Oversight in Statewide Audit http://wkms.org/post/edelen-finds-lack-oversight-statewide-audit <p></p><p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen says there's a lack of oversight by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services over Medicaid Managed Care Organizations.</p><p>In the second part of the statewide audit released today, Edelen says the MCOs didn't provide enough information to ensure grievances from members and providers were handled timely or that federal compliance requirements were met. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:15:23 +0000 Whitney Jones 29652 at http://wkms.org Edelen Finds Lack of Oversight in Statewide Audit