Clark County loses second treasurer in 3 months

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Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in three months, Clark County is without a treasurer.

The Winchester Sun (http://bit.ly/QstO5L) reports Ken Hawkins resigned Tuesday, effective immediately, citing poor technology and understaffing in the finance department as reasons. He was hired into the role on Sept. 12, shortly after former Treasurer Tina Lynn submitted her resignation citing similar concerns.

Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham says he is trying to find a way to provide help to the treasurer, but most responsibilities are dictated by law. He says the position is the "most important" one in county government since the person basically serves as the chief financial officer.

The Fiscal Court plans to hold a special meeting on the issue and could name someone to serve in the interim.

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Information from: The Winchester (Ky.) Sun, http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun

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