Richie Farmer

State Audit
4:01 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

KY Personnel Board Opening Investigation on Former Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer

Ed Reinke AP

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. 

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Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/7/12

China, India, Japan and South Korea are all under pressure from the United States to stop importing Iran's oil.

Today on NPR: The European Union is set to stop all purchases of Iranian oil on July 1.

 

Around the Commonwealth:

Paducah Public Schools will use a state grant to hire a full-time coordinator to work with homeless students.

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Society
7:45 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Farmer Puts Home Up for Sale

Ed Reinke AP

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has put his Frankfort home up for sale a month after a bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit on the property. 

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Afternoon Update
4:17 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/16/12

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Today on NPR:For $75, This Guy Will Sell You 1,000 Facebook 'Likes'

Around the Commonwealth:

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner.

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Ag Department Audit
12:50 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

David Williams says he had no idea of Richie Farmer's alleged state resource abuses

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner.

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Morning Cram
9:38 am
Mon May 14, 2012

the morning cram [let me get one wave, just one wave edition]

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"...but I knew you wouldn't miss the fifty year storm."

NPR reports "Wingnut", "Frosty", and "Fathead" are all surfers, but they're also Santa Cruz city council members, and now they have a World Surf Reserve.

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Audit
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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Kentucky Agriculture Commission
9:42 am
Mon April 30, 2012

KY Agriculture Commission Audit Reveals Multiple Abuses by Former Commissioner Richie Farmer

Former KY Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer
Ed Reinke AP

An audit of former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer's administration has revealed multiple abuses of state resources.

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Morning Cram
9:05 am
Mon April 30, 2012

the morning cram [how about three shillings, and we forget the name edition]

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And I'd like to thank everyone who helped me along the way...you know who you are.

NPR reports Mitt Romney is breaking with tradition by choosing to keep his "bundlers" anonymous.

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Audit
6:56 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Edelen to Release Agriculture Department Audit

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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.

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