FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Treasury has experienced another year of record unclaimed property returns under the leadership of Treasurer Allison Ball, her office announced Tuesday.
Ball has returned more unclaimed property in a three-year period than any state treasurer in Kentucky history – more than $70,167,000 worth to Kentuckians. This record amount of returns includes $242,475 returned to Barren County since she took office in 2016, according to a press release from the state treasurer's office, which continued with the following:
“One of my favorite things to do as treasurer is to return people’s money to them,” Ball said. “I am a big believer in property rights and I am proud of the success we have seen at the Treasury in returning a record amount of property to Kentuckians.”
The Kentucky state treasurer administers Kentucky’s Unclaimed Property Fund. Unclaimed property generally consists of payroll checks, unclaimed safety deposit boxes, old life insurance policies, stocks, and more that have remained unclaimed by their owners after several years. The Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division works diligently to reunite these items with their owners, or in cases where the owner is deceased, the owner’s family.
Barren Countians still have over $2,580,218 of unclaimed property waiting to be claimed. Visit www.treasury.ky.gov to search for unclaimed property,