Kentucky Emergency Management http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Emergency Management Director John Heltzel Resigns Amid Controversy http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-emergency-management-director-john-heltzel-resigns-amid-controversy <p>John Heltzel has resigned as director of Kentucky Emergency Management following a state auditor's report alleging that the agency misused public money.</p><p>Beshear announced Heltzel's resignation in a statement on Thursday afternoon. Heltzel's agency is <a href="/post/auditor-kentucky-emergency-management-misused-funds-caught-red-handed-altering-documents">accused of spending more than $100,000 on parties and other disallowed expenditures,</a> plus threatening employees and altering documents.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:03:16 +0000 Joseph Lord 6400 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Emergency Management Director John Heltzel Resigns Amid Controversy Beshear Discusses Auditor's Report of Misused Funds at Kentucky Emergency Management http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-discusses-auditors-report-misused-funds-kentucky-emergency-management <p>Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;said he hasn't "taken any options off the table" in dealing with Kentucky Emergency Management following a state auditor's report <a href="/post/auditor-kentucky-emergency-management-misused-funds-caught-red-handed-altering-documents">alleging that the agency spent more than $100,000 on parties and other disallowed expenditures.</a></p><p>The audit released Tuesday also found that Kentucky Emergency Management officials intimidated employees and altered documents regarding the expenditures.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:04:22 +0000 Joseph Lord 6384 at http://wfpl.org Beshear Discusses Auditor's Report of Misused Funds at Kentucky Emergency Management Auditor: Kentucky Emergency Management Misused Funds, 'Caught Red-Handed' Altering Documents http://wfpl.org/post/auditor-kentucky-emergency-management-misused-funds-caught-red-handed-altering-documents <p>The Kentucky Auditor says the state agency responsible for responding to weather disasters and other emergencies used taxpayer funds to pay for $100,000 in alcohol, entertainment and other disallowed expenditures—and officials altered documents to hide it.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:32:24 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 6369 at http://wfpl.org Auditor: Kentucky Emergency Management Misused Funds, 'Caught Red-Handed' Altering Documents 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