adam edelen

11:39 am
Tue July 10, 2012

State Auditors Finds Errors at Carlisle Sheriff's Office


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. 

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Morning Cram
7:32 am
Thu June 7, 2012

the morning cram [taste of your own medicine edition]

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.

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5:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Edelen school board audit

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

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10:58 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Edelen to Audit Medicaid

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.

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8:52 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Kentucky Personnel Board to Discuss Agriculture Audit

Ed Reinke AP

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

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6:56 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Edelen to Release Agriculture Department Audit

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.

Afternoon Update
4:27 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/29/12

Bad Weather

Damage from early morning storms is widespread from Ballard County, KY to Harrisburg Illinois, and another bout of bad weather is on the way

Historians and genealogists now have digitized Confederate Army Pension Applications to comb through to aid their research. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives have them all available online.

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11:11 am
Wed February 29, 2012

State Auditor has Recommendations for MCO's

State Auditor Adam Edelen has released ten recommendations for a more efficient Medicaid Managed Care system in Kentucky.

For weeks, the MCOs, lawmakers, health care providers and patients have tussled over the new system, which was implemented quickly to plug a budget gap.

MCOs have promised lawmakers that the majority of problems are fixed, but some areas like pharmacy and mental health, are still having issues.

Rather than directly auditing the managed care organizations, Edelen instead looked into how the system was using taxpayer’s funds.

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12:13 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

State Audit Report Released

State Auditor Adam Edelen says the first phase of a state audit found problems with reviews of bridge inspection reports conducted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Of 40 reports tested by auditors, 8 were not reviewed. KYTC spokesman Chuck Wolfe says most of the un-reviewed reports came from an eastern Kentucky district, where personnel shortages had led to a buildup of pending reviews.

-Government & Politics - WKMS
7:32 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Kentucky House Committee Considers Consolidation Proposal

Kentucky’s House Local Government Committee is set to consider legislation establishing a process for counties to voluntarily unify. Bill sponsor Republican Adam Koenig says the measure means two or more counties could consolidate if voters approve. Unification has long been a hot topic in the 120 county Commonwealth. But local officials have been resistant to the idea. Koenig says his proposal should be acceptable because it doesn't force consolidation.