Crosbie Files To Run For Kentucky Treasurer

The first woman to file for statewide office in Kentucky this year is K.C. Crosbie, who’s running for state Treasurer. The 41-year old Republican currently is serving her third term on the Lexington Urban County Council. She’s also been studying the state Treasurer’s office.

“They take all checks that come in and also make sure everything goes out. So, just like a household, everything that comes in has to be deposited and bills have to be paid and they invest. And so, it’s a tremendous opportunity. I’ve looked into it. I’ve done a lot of research. And I think there’s also a lot of great things we can do to improve the office,” she said.

The University of Kentucky graduate is married to Lexington lawyer Scott Crosbie and has three children. The Treasurer’s office is currently held by Democrat Todd Hollenbach of Louisville.

By Tony McVeigh

Veteran broadcast journalist Tony McVeigh has been covering Kentucky politics since 1986, reporting for Clear Channel Communications before joining Kentucky Public Radio in 2004. His stories are aired by seven KPR affiliates, whose signals blanket the Commonwealth and parts of surrounding states. McVeigh began his broadcasting career at WRFC in Athens, Georgia, while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. He has extensive anchor/reporter experience, including stints with South Carolina Network and Georgia Radio News Service in Atlanta. In 2007 and 2008, McVeigh was named Best Radio Reporter in the Kentucky Associated Press Awards. He also picked up consecutive AP Awards for Best Political Coverage. McVeigh won four Kentucky AP Awards in 2009, six in 2010 - including Best Political Coverage and Best Hard News Feature - and three in 2011. His coverage of the 2007 Kentucky governor's race topped the Political Reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards of 2008. In 2009, McVeigh placed second in Courts and Law Reporting in the Atlanta-based competition for journalists in 11 Southern states. McVeigh is also the proud recipient of an Individual Liberty Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Brunswick, Georgia, native is a die-hard UGA football fan who enjoys photography, astronomy, live music, hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge and exploring the state's beautiful back roads. McVeigh and his big, fat, black cat Simon, reside in Frankfort, KY.