Kentucky

Lexington, Ky., loses $4M in housing assistance to email scheme

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An apparent business email compromise scam stole $4 million in rental assistance and transitional housing funds from Lexington.

Unemployment fraud wasn’t stopped fast enough in Kentucky, auditor says

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Policies and software to prevent unemployment fraud weren't fully implemented and the state was slow to act, the auditor said.

Connectivity is still the 'building block' for IT modernization

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Local IT officials said that without basic internet connectivity, efforts to modernize fancy new technologies won't realize their full benefit.

States continue tinkering with their unemployment systems

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States are still ironing out the policies, procedures and technologies that will allow their unemployment insurance platforms to scale for massive demand.

Overloaded Kentucky unemployment agency missed 400,000 emails in 2020

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Overpayments, underpayments and 400,000 unread emails from citizens were among the findings of a recent audit of the Kentucky unemployment bureau.

How a small-town police department overcame its GIS challenge

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Not big enough to hire full-time GIS staff, Radcliff, Kentucky, found the help it needed updating its dispatch systems through a contract with GeoComm.

Nation-state hackers 'rattling at our doorknob,' election official tells Congress

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"We’ve got to keep our eye on the other balls" even as COVID-19 upends everything, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams told members of Congress.

Kentucky launches website to help felons regain voting rights

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The new site is aimed at more than 152,000 people who had their voting rights restored through an executive order by Gov. Andy Beshear.

New Kentucky governor to nominate logistics executive as state's CIO

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected Ruth Day, a vice president at the shipping logistics company Landstar Systems, to replace outgoing CIO Chuck Grindle.

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