adam edelen http://wfpl.org en Jefferson County Public Schools Responds to State Audit http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-public-schools-responds-state-audit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools plans to review salaries, analyze school staffing levels and inventory text books in response to a critical state audit earlier this year.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:50:35 +0000 Joseph Lord 9631 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Public Schools Responds to State Audit Adam Edelen Won't Run For Kentucky Governor, But Says Democrats Must Have a 'Reform Element' http://wfpl.org/post/adam-edelen-wont-run-kentucky-governor-says-democrats-must-have-reform-element <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen&nbsp;declared Wednesday that he won't run for governor next year.</p><p>Edelen, viewed by many as a potential Democratic candidate, cited family reasons as the basis for his decision.</p><p>“My wife and my sons were all gung-ho for me to run, but at the end of the day I made the determination that I’d rather spend the next year-and-a-half coaching little league and catching crooks and running for re-election than I would worrying about my name ID in a governor’s race," Edelen&nbsp;told Kentucky Public Radio.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9595 at http://wfpl.org Adam Edelen Won't Run For Kentucky Governor, But Says Democrats Must Have a 'Reform Element' State Auditor Adam Edelen Won't Run for Kentucky Governor http://wfpl.org/post/state-auditor-adam-edelen-wont-run-kentucky-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Auditor Adam </span>Edelen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won't be a candidate for governor in 2015.</span></p><p>Political observers considered&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;a serious contender. He'd made in-roads toward a run for governor, including courting Democratic donors and nailing down a running mate who was never publicly identified.</p><p>Edelen released this statement today announcing his decision:</p><blockquote><p>In 2015, I will be a candidate for re-election as State Auditor.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:02:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9586 at http://wfpl.org State Auditor Adam Edelen Won't Run for Kentucky Governor Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen to Make Decision on Governor's Race in 'Coming Weeks,' AP Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-adam-edelen-make-decision-governors-race-coming-weeks-ap-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky state Auditor Adam </span>Edelen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will announce his plans regarding a 2015 bid for governor in the "coming weeks," The Associated Press reports.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:51:14 +0000 Staff 9449 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen to Make Decision on Governor's Race in 'Coming Weeks,' AP Says State Audit of Jefferson County Public Schools Resurfaces Many Old Questions http://wfpl.org/post/state-audit-jefferson-county-public-schools-resurfaces-many-old-questions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The long-awaited state audit of Jefferson County Public Schools didn't give many surprises to the district's leader—in part because many of the issues were known to staff and are longstanding.</span></p><p>In fact, <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/12/20/jcps-audit-finds-issues-with-central-administration/">some of the same questions were raised</a> in a 2011 audit conducted by Phi Delta Kappa, such as the cost of central administrator salaries.</p><p>Why do the questions endure?</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:29:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 9399 at http://wfpl.org State Audit of Jefferson County Public Schools Resurfaces Many Old Questions Kentucky State Audit Calls JCPS Administration 'Bloated.' Here Are Some Takeaways. http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-audit-calls-jcps-administration-bloated-here-are-some-takeaways <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Public Schools’ management system is &nbsp;“bloated" and the district isn’t providing teachers with enough classroom resources, according to a a state audit released Wednesday morning.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office has completed its year-long report that includes 45 findings and several more recommendations to reform </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> management and policies, some of which the district has already begun to implement.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 9387 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Audit Calls JCPS Administration 'Bloated.' Here Are Some Takeaways. 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