Report: Kentucky state workers claimed unemployment benefits for themselves

A Kentucky state report found at least 19 state workers used the unemployment insurance program to claim benefits for themselves.

Neither Gov. Andy Beshear nor the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released the report, but the Lexington Herald-Leader received a copy of it through an Open Records Act request.

The report found that workers in the cabinet, while they were still employed full-time, filed claims for part-time work and amassed $54,232 in benefits during April and May last year.

That timeframe coincided with a period when the state initially approved all unemployment claims due to the spike in
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