Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 7, 2012

12/7/12-local briefs

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IRONTON — Missing girl found safe

IRONTON A teenage girl who went missing Wednesday night was found safe the following morning.

Amber Farmer, 14, was reported missing by her parents at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. She was located at 10:15 a.m. Thursday near a rock cliff not far from her home at Lawrence Street Apartments.

Authorities spent most of the night and part of the morning looking for the girl, who was last seen walking behind the apartment building with her dog.

Farmer was taken to a hospital to be checked for ill effects after spending the night outdoors.

Numerous agencies were involved in the search for the teen, including the Ironton Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office, Hanging Rock Police Department and the Ironton, Coal Grove and Upper Township fire departments.

Sheriff receives clean audit

CATLETTSBURG An audit of the 2011 financial statement of Boyd County Sheriff Terry Keelin’s office showed no instances of noncompliance, State Auditor Adam Edelen said in a news release.

The audit also showed no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be material weaknesses, the release stated.

State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each sheriff’s department in the state. In compliance with the law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports a year — on the sheriff’s tax account and other on the fee account used to operate the office.

The audit of Keelin’s department found the sheriff’s financial statement presented fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the office in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

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