Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Auditor Edelen Gains Wins National Award for Special District Reform

auditor adam1FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/16/13) - Auditor Adam Edelen has received an Excellence in Accountability Award from the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) for his effort to reform special districts in Kentucky.

The awards are presented annually by the organization to recognize government auditing excellence. There are four award categories – large performance audit, small performance audit, special project and forensic report. Auditor Edelen received the special project award.

“Auditor Edelen’s project to analyze Kentucky’s special districts received the highest marks in every category examined by our judges,” said Sherri Rowland, director of NSAA. “The project has already resulted in high-impact for the citizens of the Commonwealth. This project represents a best practice that will be useful to state auditors in all states.”

In March 2012, Auditor Edelen’s office began a massive undertaking to study Kentucky’s special districts – entities such as libraries, fire departments and public health districts. Prior to this effort, it was not known how many special districts existed, where they were located, how much public money flowed through them or whether they were in compliance with state law. Auditors found a $2.7 billion layer of ghost government that lacked transparency and oversight – a situation further hampered by more than 1,000 statutes and regulations by which the special districts are supposed to be governed.

Auditor Edelen’s recommendations for reform were incorporated into House Bill 1 during the 2013 General Assembly and passed into law with broad bipartisan support.

The National State Auditors Association (NSAA) is an organization dedicated to uniting state auditors by encouraging and providing opportunities for the free exchange of information and ideas between auditors on the state, federal and local levels.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

John James Audubon State Park Scheduled Events

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/19/14) — The following events are schedule for August and September. Thursday, Aug. 21 6 p.m. -… Read More

'Run to Kingdom Come' Half Marathon set for Aug. 23

WHITESBURG, Ky. (8/18/14) — The 'Run to Kingdom Come' half-marathon will be held at 8 a.m., Aug. 23. The 13.1-mile race… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 15, 2014 4462

Muhlenberg Man Arrested for Hopkins Auto…

in Top Stories by Det. Otis Chamberlain
August 15, 2014 3054

Sixth Annual Lake Malone Car, Truck and…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 17, 2014 2968

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 2955

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 15, 2014 2950

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Special…

in News by Beth Cecil

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 18, 2014 2321

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 15, 2014 2280

Sheriff's Office, PNTF Make Drug Arrest…

in Top Stories by Det. Shawn Bean
August 15, 2014 1421

Madisonville Introduces New Spray Park

in Top Stories by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
August 16, 2014 1373

Non-Partisan Offices Deadline Passes -…

in Top Stories by Keenan Ratliff
August 16, 2014 1183

Madisonville Police Conducting Sobriety…

in Top Stories by Lt. Charles Young II

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 15, 2014 2950

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Special…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2203

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2101

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 2048

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 1284

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 15, 2014 3054

Sixth Annual Lake Malone Car, Truck and…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 17, 2014 2968

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 2955

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 15, 2014 2810

Green River Firefighters' to Honor All…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 2521

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03