Department of Fish and Wildlife Defends Louisville Bats Partnership

The Office of the State Auditor says it was unable to assess the “reasonableness” of a luxury suite purchased by the Department of Fish and Wildlife last year. The $3,900 suite at Louisville Slugger Field was listed under promotional expenses in the interest of spreading awareness for the department and its campaigns. But Terry Sebastian… Continue reading Department of Fish and Wildlife Defends Louisville Bats Partnership

Candidates for State Auditor, Treasurer Debate

The candidates for state auditor and treasurer talked about their backgrounds and professional records Monday evening during their respective debates on Kentucky Education Television. In the Republican primary race for state auditor, state Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Burlington, and Lexington businessman John Kemper kept things civil and stuck to their stump speeches, touting their independence as… Continue reading Candidates for State Auditor, Treasurer Debate

Auditor’s Report Finds Improvements In State Finances As Well As Persistent Problems

The most recent annual audit of the Kentucky’s finances has found continued problems with data security and reconciling bank accounts.

But, the report from the State Auditor’s office also found an overall improvement in operations over the last year, citing 53 deficiencies, as opposed to the 70 uncovered earlier.

Candidate Filing Deadline For 2011 Is Tuesday

There were many more races on the ballot last year, and that drew hundreds of candidates. And the posts up for election ranged from county clerks to Congressional seats. Just state races and special elections are on the ballot this year. But Secretary of State spokesperson Les Fugate says that doesn’t mean the hours before the deadline will be dull.

Cook Says Changes Are Coming To Passport

The board of directors of Medicaid manager Passport Health Plan met Thursday for the first time since an auditor’s report revealed inappropriate spending and conflicts of interest within the agency. Passport CEO and board chair Dr. Larry Cook says an interim-CEO will be hired to relieve him of his duties in that position.