Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

October 31, 2012

Sheriff, Clerk receive auditor’s OK

Oct. 31, 2012 — Recently released 2011 audit reports reveal that the Carter County Clerk and Sheriff are in compliance with state law on their office finances.

State Auditor Adam Edelen made his findings public in early October.

These reports indicate no issues of non-compliance from either department and assert that all relevant financial statements are in order and comply with commonly-accepted accounting standards.

The County Clerk saw $6,190,460 of revenue come through his office in 2011, with more than three quarters of that coming from motor vehicle-based fees such as motor vehicle licenses, title transfers, property tax and usage tax.

The Sheriff reported $971,976 in total revenue for 2011, gained from several sources, including property tax commissions, state and federal grants, and fees for various services that the office performs.

While his office found no instances of wrongdoing, Edelen did recommend that Sheriff Casey Brammell separate some of the department’s financial duties.

“The bookkeeper collects, deposits and records receipts and also prepares the bank reconciliation. In our judgment, this control deficiency could have adversely affected the former Sheriff’s ability to record, process, summarize and report accurate financial information,” said Edelen in the audit report.

Edelen recommended that the Sheriff take on the responsibility of making bank deposits and performing monthly reconciliations in order to more properly separate accounting duties within the department.

The County Clerk’s audit report contained no specific recommendations by the auditor’s office.

The next audit period for both the Sheriff and the County Clerk will be the 2012 calendar year, with release of findings likely to come in fall 2013.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

Text Only
Local News
  • 16 indicted by Carter grand jury

    Indictments of 16 persons have been handed down by a Carter County grand jury. Although 11 of those were processed June 27, the documents were released Monday to the Journal-Times.

    July 23, 2014

  • Wreck4.JPG Wreck leaves trail of gravel

    Members of Carter County Emergency Management, Norton Branch Fire Department, Kentucky State Police
    and Carter County EMS responded to an overturned truck Monday afternoon.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rex Collins.JPG Package liquor sales begin in Grayson

    It took more than a year, an investment of about $750,000, and a lot of paperwork but packaged liquor went on sale last Thursday in Grayson.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Star Elementary renovation underway

    Ongoing renovation of Star Elementary School was one of the main topics of conversation at Monday night’s meeting of the Carter County Board of Education.

    July 23, 2014

  • Standout Youth Rally

    The third annual Standout Youth Rally will take place this weekend at the Olive Hill Shrine Park. The Christian praise and worship experience is free and includes admission, food, camping and entertainment.

    July 23, 2014

  • Stage lighting welcome at renovated OHHS

    Performers at the Olive Hill Arts and Education Center, previously known as Olive Hill High School, eventually will be highly visible to their audiences in the future, thanks to help from the Carter County Community Fund (CCCF).

    July 23, 2014

  • Olive Hill fire chief to step down

    Olive Hill Fire Chief Wes Gilliam has informed the Journal-Times that he will resign from his position effective July 31.

    July 23, 2014

  • DSC_9807.JPG Beer on sale in Olive Hill

    Malt beverage sales began in Olive Hill last Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • store.jpg Packaged liquor sales begin this week

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_7242.jpg Rodeo rides again at Carter County Fair

    After three years with no rodeo, the bucking broncos will return to the Carter County Fair this Thursday and Friday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo