FRANKFORT, KY. (January 11, 2019) – The Kentucky State Treasury has experienced another year of record unclaimed property returns under the leadership of Treasurer Allison Ball, her office announced. Treasurer Ball has returned more unclaimed property in a three year period than any state treasurer in Kentucky history. To date, her office has returned over $70,167,000 to Kentuckians. This record amount of returns includes $85,670 returned to Clay County since she took office.
Treasurer Allison Ball
“One of my favorite things to do as Treasurer is to return people’s money to them,” Treasurer 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.
Clay Countians still have over $878,759 of unclaimed property waiting to be claimed. To search for unclaimed property, please visit www.treasury.ky.gov.