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Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a report on the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) and its management of the KLEFPF (Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund). This report details troubling mismanagement, including contracts awarded to third parties that were later discovered to have insider connections to DOCJT department employees. The report also notes … Continued

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Kentucky Retirement Sytems

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office audited the financial statement of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) for Fiscal Year 2018. The audit details failures to resolve millions of dollars of employee overpayments, as well as the waiver by KRS of more than $100,000 in late payments. Auditor Harmon also found that KRS was not following generally accepted … Continued

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Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office conducted a special examination report detailing 11 findings on The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The findings include a determination that the agency is neither transparent nor accountable with public funds. One of the more alarming findings include the use of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation – a … Continued

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University of Louisville Foundation

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office examined the governance of the University of Louisville Foundation, as well as its relationship to the University of Louisville. A gross lack of cooperation by the University’s prior administration delayed the report, which details violated bylaws, unapproved salary increases, and dysfunctional governing. The report concludes that ineffective governance between the Foundation … Continued

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KentuckyWired

A special examination by Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon’s office of KentuckyWired, the statewide broadband project announced in 2014, finds that taxpayers will be on the hook for almost $1.5 billion over 30 years for the project. That is among nine findings detailed in Auditor Harmon’s examination of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) and KentuckyWired. … Continued

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Press Conference by Auditor Mike Harmon on the release of his office's Special Examination of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) on July 12, 2018.

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Historic Examination of Kentucky Court Operations

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office completed a historic examination detailing 20 findings on the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Among the dozens of concerns identified by Harmon, the report recommends a complete re-writing of all AOC internal policies and procedures. This is the first time in AOC’s history that it has received a comprehensive external … Continued

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Louisville Arena Authority

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a report on the Louisville Arena Authority (LAA) and its financial management of the KFC Yum! Center. Focused on Fiscal Year 2016, the report calls for all parties involved in the future success of the KFC Yum! Center to step up and accept financial responsibility. The concerns mentioned in the … Continued

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Kentucky Horse Park

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a chilling report on the Kentucky Horse Park detailing Fiscal Year 2013 through 2016. “Our eight-month examination found the Horse Park was poorly run with little or no oversight, questionable management practices, and potential conflicts of interest on operations and sponsorships at the park,” said Auditor Harmon. “Because of poor … Continued

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