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State Auditor Mike Harmon says Kentucky’s pension agencies aren’t properly disclosing how they invest their money and how much they pay investment managers.

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Kentucky’s auditor said Crittenden County needs to address weak internal controls over debt, disbursements and payroll found in a state audit released Monday.


The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has hired an insider as its new agency chief. That move comes after a critical state auditor’s report that uncovered numerous violations of how the agency handled public money, in violation of many state and federal laws.

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A state audit says the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has violated state and federal laws and misspent taxpayer dollars for years.

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The agency that runs Kentucky’s court system has “disorganized and unchecked leadership” and “pervasive lack of accountability” according to a special examination released by state Auditor Mike Harmon.

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Kentucky paid more than $200,000 for a new Statewide 911 plan that doesn't exist.


  Kentucky's auditor said a review of the state's fire commission has turned up questionable expenditures from a fund meant to support fire departments.

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The political stakes are high in the upcoming midterm elections and Republicans in west Kentucky are preparing for a challenge as Democrats are looking to regain control as federal and state levels. The GOP also sees an opportunity in sharing recent accomplishments paired with conservative values to flip the last two Democratic state House seats in far west Kentucky and to gain further control over a region where Democratic support was once strong but has eroded over the past decades. This message and these goals were made clear during the West Kentucky Lincoln Reagan Dinner on Saturday night in Murray, where Wyoming Representative-at-Large Liz Cheney delivered the keynote, followed by Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, regional candidates and others.

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More than 1,300 public employees in Kentucky took paid vacation leave in the 2015 General Election and the 2016 Primary Election, but did not vote.


Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon is calling for the University of Louisville’s athletic arm to put more money into the KFC Yum! Center. The agency that manages the arena is struggling to pay off construction debts despite soaring athletic revenues.