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Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball announces return of record $84 million in unclaimed property

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball, whose office operates what may be called the state’s Lost and Found Department, has returned $84 million in unclaimed property – more than any State Treasurer in Kentucky history in a four-year term – it was announced on Wednesday.

 Since taking office, Ball has revamped the unclaimed property process at the Treasury...

‘Hot’ and ‘Cool’ items alike await claim from Treasure Finders’ list of unclaimed property

If your last name is “Summer,” there are 978 properties that might be of interest in the Kentucky Treasure Finders database of unclaimed property. Or perhaps you’d be interested in 162 “Hot” properties, 256 that “Sweat” and 451 that are “Cool,” all of which are waiting to be returned to their rightful owners.   Those are just a few of the 20,000 unclaimed items waiting...

Judy Clabes: Treasurer Hollenbach leads real treasure hunt for owners of unclaimed assets

Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is on a treasure hunt of his own making – looking for owners of millions of dollars in unclaimed property held by the state.   In Fayette County alone, more than $30 million is waiting to be found by its owners.   Holding these assets is part of his job, but Hollenbach, Kentucky’s 37th treasurer, has created “Treasure Finders” to proactively...