Archive for March, 2011
The Advocate-Messenger has decided to move me into a new position, where I will be designing pages for the Advocate and Jessamine Journal papers full-time, which means I will no longer be the Garrard County reporter.
I will greatly miss covering Garrard. You all have been very welcoming and open with me, an outsider, and made me feel right at home. I’m glad I could serve the people of the county for close to two years, providing as much accurate info as I could on important and interesting events and happenings. I hope if you were a regular reader of the paper or this blog, you were satisfied with the coverage I provided.
Advocate-Messenger reporter Mandy Simpson will be taking over as Garrard County reporter as I step down. She is a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University who came to the Advocate in January. She has some serious reporting chops and I have no doubt she’ll be great at covering Garrard.
Sources: You can still contact me with any story ideas or information you have, and I will be more than happy to get it into the paper or pass it along to the appropriate person. You can also contact Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, thanks to everyone in Garrard County for letting me cover your news.
Auditors became aware that in calendar year 2009 an employee of the clerk’s office was able to conduct transactions and then void all or part of the transaction – resulting in 170 transactions totaling $3,247 being altered during the year and deposits being reduced to match altered records.
Auditors also identified that this same activity took place during the beginning of 2010 until it was discovered in June. For 2010, approximately 717 transactions totaling $16,714 were altered.
Total amount of missing funds auditors identified is $19,961.
Full story will be in tomorrow’s Advocate.