Kentucky Emergency Management

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5:39 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Dossett Is New Emergency Management Director

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Michael Dossett as the next director of Kentucky Emergency Management.

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5:13 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Kentucky Emergency Management Still Under Fire In Latest State Audit

Kentucky Emergency Management is coming in for more criticism in the second volume of State Auditor Adam Edelen’s annual statewide audit.

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12:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Tonini Defends Former Emergency Management Head

Kentucky Adjutant General Edward Tonini
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The head of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs is defending the former head of Kentucky's Emergency Management Agency.

Kentucky Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, told the Lexington Herald Leader that former emergency management director John W. Heltzel is "an honorable person."

The comment came in the wake of a scathing state audit that found the agency wasted taxpayer money, intimidated employees and created a hostile work environment.

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5:03 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Emergency Mgmt. Director Resigns After Scathing Audit

Brigadier General John Heltzel
Credit wfpl.org

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's emergency management chief resigned Thursday after a blistering review said those within his agency wasted taxpayer money, intimidated employees and created a hostile work environment.

Gov. Steve Beshear said he accepted John Heltzel's resignation Thursday morning, two days after state Auditor Adam Edelen released findings that found $5.6 million in questionable spending in recent years, some of it on alcohol, entertainment and door prizes at conferences.

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11:07 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Auditor Finds Misspending, Intimidation In Agency

FRANKFORT, Ky.-- A state agency responsible for Kentucky's response to weather disasters and other emergencies has been slammed by a team of auditors who are reporting misuse of taxpayer money, intimidation of employees and an overtly hostile workplace.

Auditor Adam Edelen said Tuesday that Kentucky Emergency Management may have misspent millions in recent years, some of it on alcohol, entertainment and door prizes at conferences.

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