January 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Herald-Leader exclusive: Equipment worth nearly $500,000 missing from state Agriculture Department

About a half-million dollars in state property apparently has disappeared from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture or cannot be accounted for properly. According to inventory records obtained by the Herald-Leader, more than 100 state computers are missing, including some issued personally to former Agriculture Commissioner Farmer, who left officer earlier this year after serving eight years.

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