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County audit much better

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By Stephen Thomas

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - After suffering through a series of mistake-ridden audits, local officials were very pleased with the latest analysis of Bullitt County finances.

State auditor Adam Edelen recently released the findings of the 2010-11 fiscal audit for Bullitt County government.

After past audits which had a list of improvements to make, this year’s findings contained just a single item.

The accounting firm of Tichenor & Associates was contracted by the state to conduct the audit.

In the findings, the only comment was that it was recommended that fiscal court maintain a capital asset schedule.

A repeat finding from the prior year’s audit, the audit report recommended a schedule of capital assets should be started. It should include a description of the asset; cost, voucher number and vendor name; date placed into service: useful life; and date asset retired and selling price, if applicable.

The auditor recommended that Bullitt Fiscal Court members review the asset schedule.

Since the start of the audit work, the county did perform an inventory of all its property and it would be reviewed by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

Deputy Judge/Executive Lisa Craddock said the staff is very pleased with the good audit.

She credited a lot of work in County Judge Melanie Roberts’ office, as well as with the county treasurer, Kenann Bradley.

“We are very happy,” Craddock said of the audit. “We have worked very well together.”

Craddock said the judge’s office took the past audits very seriously and that everyone was eager to resolve the past issues.

Making sure the audits came back clear involved a lot of work and cooperation, said Craddock.

To view the entire audit report, go to www.auditor.ky.gov.