State Auditor Adam Edelen

Josh James / WUKY

State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office set about discovering the size and scope of the state’s backlog of untested rape kits this week. Preliminary estimates suggest the unexamined collections of biological evidence taken from sexual assault victims could number in the hundreds, if not thousands.

Sparks flew in Frankfort on Tuesday when the subject of the Northern Kentucky Cincinnati International Airport board was discussed.

State Auditor Adam Edelen – widely expected to be prepping for a run for governor next year – is choosing instead to run for another term as auditor.