State Auditor Says Former County Clerk Butch Carroll Owes County Over $6,000, Other Questions Remain
Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Earlier this week, State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of the 2014 financial statement of former Edmonson County Clerk Larry "Butch" Carroll. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.
As part of the audit process, the auditor must comment on non-compliance with laws, regulations, contracts and grants. The auditor must also comment on material weaknesses involving the internal control over financial operations and reporting. The audit contained the following exceptions:
The audit said $915 of disallowed disbursements was for coffee.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon said that because of a pending case in circuit court, he could not comment on specific items listed in the audit, however, said his wish would be to either try to work something out of forget it.
"Ok, let's say Mr. Carroll spent more money than he should have. or spent some improperly. If the money was spent for the benefit of the county, then let's figure out a way to work it out. If he spent it on coffee and other things that didn't benefit taxpayers, then he should pay that back."
The audit also states that Carroll had no response to any of the exceptions listed in the report.
To view the complete audit with all the findings and recommendations, click here.