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State Auditor Adam Edelen is encouraging Senate lawmakers not to tweak the special district taxing district reform bill, which is largely based on his proposals from a report last year.

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen says he will be expanding his efforts to track misspending in Kentucky school districts. Edelen campaigned on cleaning up education spending and he has already conducted special audits in three districts. The examinations of Kenton, Mason and Breathitt County schools found misspending and poor documentation.

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be the DNC's first Latino keynoter.

In Kentucky:

  • Kentucky's state auditor is among the first-time delegates headed to the Democrats' National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • This year's Kentucky Women Writers Conference features foodie authors.

Two of Kentucky's highest profile Democrats say they are not interested in taking on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate in 2010 against Republican Rand Paul, tells Kentucky Public Radio he isn't interested in running for the chamber again.

“I cannot forsee a scenario where I would run for the Senate in 2014, because I stated on several occasions when I ran for re-election as attorney general that I would finish out that term as attorney general,” he says.


Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen has found poor financial reporting practices at the Carlisle County Sheriff’s office in the department’s most recent audit. 

Take that mosquitoes.

NPR reports an Australian scientist is trying to defeat dengue fever by infecting mosquitoes. It takes a very small needle, and a very steady hand.

Edelen school board audit

Jun 4, 2012

A busy schedule won’'t keep Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen from digging into school board funding. 

Kentucky’s new privatized Medicaid Managed Care program will be audited by the end of the year. State Auditor Adam Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on how to make the system run better in the future. But with clashes between private Medicaid companies and healthcare providers ongoiong, Edelen says he will take a stronger look into the system.

Kentucky Personnel Board to Discuss Agriculture Audit

May 14, 2012
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The Kentucky Personnel Board is expected to begin consideration today of a scathing audit of the state Agriculture Department under former Commissioner Richie Farmer.  

Edelen to Release Agriculture Department Audit

Apr 30, 2012

State Auditor Adam Edelen is expected to release findings today from a financial review of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The review looks at agency operations under the administration of Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer. Newly elected Commissioner James Comer asked for the special audit after he took office in January, saying it's needed to restore public trust to the agency. The Department was thrust into the center of state politics last year when Farmer, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor, was accused of misspending public funds.