State auditor investigating complaint about Scott County Schools

Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon's office is investigating an allegation about Scott County Public Schools, a spokesman said Tuesday,

Spokesman Michael Goins said auditors received an allegation about the district via the office's 800 KY ALERT line.

“We have not determined whether a special examination is needed,” Goins said, referring to an in-depth examination of district finances. “I can only say that we received an allegation via our TIPS line.”

Renee Holmes, public relations director for Scott County schools. said the district is “providing all requested information” to the auditor’s office.

The district had 8,579 students in the 2014-15 school year, according to the Kentucky Department of Education website.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears