Adam Edelen

5:12 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Rural Kentucky Hospitals Struggling Because of Decline in Private Insurance, State Audit Says

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An increase in Medicaid services and a decline in the private insurance market in rural Kentucky has hit rural hospitals hard, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen.

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4:20 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Beshear, Edelen Sign Cyber-Security Bills

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Gov. Steve Beshear and State Auditor Adam Edelen gathered in Louisville today 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.

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7:21 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Louisville Mayor About KFC Yum Center

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Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.

The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its debt to junk status.  Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is calling for an audit.

Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie Holscher says Edelen will call Fischer about the matter soon.

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2:36 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Webster County Schools Makes All Recommended Changes from State Audit


The Webster County school system is correcting some financial accountability issues brought to light by Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen earlier this summer.

Edelen addressed the issues to a legislative committee yesterday.

Assistant Superintendent Riley Ramsey said the district’s changes included requiring a superintendent to sign off on expense reimbursements and written public evaluations of the district’s superintendent.

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6:28 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Edelen Outraged Over Excessive School Spending

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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.

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.

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4:23 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Ky. Emergency Management Director Resigns Amid Misspending Controversy

The director of Kentucky Emergency Management resigned Thursday after a review released by State Auditor Adam Edelen identified as much as $5.6 million in questionable spending, and intimidation of employees.

Gov. Steve Beshear accepted John Heltzel’s resignation, and appointed Department of Military Affairs official Mike Jones as acting director of KYEM.

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4:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Auditor: Kentucky Emergency Management Misused Funds, 'Caught Red-Handed' Altering Documents

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.

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9:20 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm

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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.

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5:16 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

State Auditor: Kentucky Isn't Ready for Expanded Medicaid Coverage


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.

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12:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Newberry Faces Zoning Allegations

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McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry is under fire for allegedly altering zoning maps without going through the proper legal channels.

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.

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