adam edelen http://wfpl.org en Many Kentucky School Financial Officers May Lack Skills To Do Their Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/many-kentucky-school-financial-officers-may-lack-skills-do-their-jobs <p>Kentucky doesn't mandate any qualifications&nbsp;for the top financial officers of its 173 school districts—and state officials are concerned that the situation is leading to waste and mismanagement, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting reports today.</p><p>You can read the<a href="http://kycir.org/2014/04/11/school-finance-officers-across-kentucky-may-lack-skills-for-their-jobs/"> story by Kristina Goetz here.</a></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:43:53 +0000 Staff 9117 at http://wfpl.org Many Kentucky School Financial Officers May Lack Skills To Do Their Jobs Kentucky House to Vote on Cyber Security Improvements for State Government http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-vote-cyber-security-improvements-state-government <p>A bill improving cyber security for Kentucky state government will get a vote in the House.</p><p>Consider the Black Friday security breach that compromised <a href="/post/breach-target-stores-may-affect-40-million-card-accounts">credit card information for over a hundred million Target customers,</a>&nbsp;Should hackers ever comprise computers in a Kentucky state government agency, House Bill 5 would require the state to tell you what happened.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8339 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House to Vote on Cyber Security Improvements for State Government Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Mayor Greg Fischer About KFC Yum Center http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-plans-contact-mayor-greg-fischer-about-kfc-yum-center <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.</p><p>The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its <a href="/post/louisville-metro-councilman-calls-review-kfc-yum-center-uofl-lease-after-sp-lowers-rating">debt to junk status. </a>&nbsp;Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is<a href="/post/louisville-councilman-request-state-audit-kfc-yum-centers-overseer"> calling for an audit.</a></p><p>Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie Hoelscher says Edelen will call Fischer about the matter soon.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:49:56 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8102 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Mayor Greg Fischer About KFC Yum Center Former Northern Kentucky Superintendent Pleads Guilty To Embezzling School Funds http://wfpl.org/post/former-northern-kentucky-superintendent-pleads-guilty-embezzling-school-funds <p>A former northern Kentucky superintendent faces up to two years in prison, after pleading guilty in federal court this week to embezzling nearly $200,000 from his school district.&nbsp;</p><p>William “Gary” Rye actually embezzled over $500,000 over several years of leading Dayton Independent Schools, <a href="http://apps.auditor.ky.gov/Public/Audit_Reports/Archive/2013Daytonsettlement-PR.pdf">according to Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen</a>.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:30:23 +0000 Devin Katayama 7758 at http://wfpl.org Former Northern Kentucky Superintendent Pleads Guilty To Embezzling School Funds Should the Kentucky State Auditor Look Annually at Cities' Finances? http://wfpl.org/post/should-kentucky-state-auditor-look-annually-cities-finances <p>An influx of allegations pertaining to misappropriated funds in Kentucky city governments has sparked debate &nbsp;of whether the state auditor should do annual inquiries into their budgets .</p><p>The issue was discussed last week in the General Assembly's Interim Joint Committee on Local Government.</p><p>Current statutes require annual audits of county governments by the office of state Auditor Adam Edelen. For their part, cities are allowed to hire private firms to conduct yearly audits.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7361 at http://wfpl.org Should the Kentucky State Auditor Look Annually at Cities' Finances? The State Auditor's Findings on Spending Issues at Kentucky Emergency Management http://wfpl.org/post/state-auditors-findings-spending-issues-kentucky-emergency-management <p>Kentucky Emergency Management officials spent more than $100,000 in state funds on parties and other "questioned expenses"—and also threatened employees and altered documents to hide it, according to a report released Tuesday by the state auditor's office.</p><p>The report will be referred to several agencies, including Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.</p><p>WFPL's Rick Howlett is working on a story <strike>about state Auditor Adam Edelen's report.</strike></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:26:08 +0000 Joseph Lord 6368 at http://wfpl.org The State Auditor's Findings on Spending Issues at Kentucky Emergency Management Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen Speaks to WFPL About JCPS Audit http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-auditor-adam-edelen-speaks-wfpl-about-jcps-audit <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky State Auditor Adam </span>Edelen<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on Wednesday <a href="/post/state-auditor-accepts-request-review-jefferson-county-public-schools">accepted the Jefferson County Public Schools’ request to audit</a> the school district.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:34:47 +0000 Devin Katayama 5129 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen Speaks to WFPL About JCPS Audit Auditor Adam Edelen Concerned With Kentucky's Cyber Security; Vows to Monitor http://wfpl.org/post/auditor-adam-edelen-concerned-kentuckys-cyber-security-vows-monitor <p>Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen&nbsp;found a dozen issues with the state's cyber security efforts in the 2011-12 fiscal year—and he's vowing to closely monitor the state's measures in that area in the coming months.</p><p>The findings were reported in Edelen's&nbsp;statewide audit, in which he gave the state an "unqualified or clean" opinion of the state's finances.</p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 4161 at http://wfpl.org Auditor Adam Edelen Concerned With Kentucky's Cyber Security; Vows to Monitor State Auditor Adam Edelen Plans to Continue School District Reviews http://wfpl.org/post/state-auditor-adam-edelen-plans-continue-school-district-reviews <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will continue to do special audits of school districts, after three turned up a variety of issues.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:04:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 2165 at http://wfpl.org State Auditor Adam Edelen Plans to Continue School District Reviews