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There was no need for Democrat Adam Edelen to share the spotlight at the Black Votes Matter forum in Louisville Thursday because none of the other major candidates for governor showed up.

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Now that the legislative session is over in Kentucky, attention is turning toward the primary elections for constitutional seats - the race for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and others. Four Democrats are looking to unseat incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin. One of those candidates is former state Auditor Adam Edelen. His running mate is Louisville developer Gill Holland. Matt Markgraf sat down with Holland to talk about what makes the Edelen campaign unique, reaching rural voters and big issues like pension reform and public education.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen said Friday he wants to make changes to Kentucky's criminal justice system from start to finish, with proposals spanning pre-trial bail to restoration of voting rights for nonviolent felons who served their time.

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Former State Auditor Adam Edelen is the third Democrat to launch a bid for Kentucky governor.

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State Auditor-elect Mike Harmon says he will continue outgoing Auditor Adam Edelen’s investigation of untested rape kits in the state.

Strengthening the financial security of state employee and teacher pensions is a priority of both candidates vying to become Kentucky’s next state auditor.  

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  A Louisville lawmaker says she is crafting legislation that would help curb the state’s backlog of untested rape kits and reform the system of reporting the kits.


An increase in Medicaid services and a decline in the private insurance market in rural Kentucky has hit rural hospitals hard, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen.

Beshear, Edelen Sign Cyber-Security Bills

Jun 11, 2014
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Gov. Steve Beshear and State Auditor Adam Edelen gathered in Louisville today for a ceremonial signing of a pair of bills—House Bills 5 and 232—intended to shore up Kentucky’s ability to protect citizens’ data from security breaches.

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Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.

The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its debt to junk status.  Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is calling for an audit.

Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie Holscher says Edelen will call Fischer about the matter soon.