Todd Hollenbach

“Treasurer Finders” head to Scott County to find “Treasure Hollenbach”

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April 24, 2012

Here’s an actual press release from the Treasurer’s office, posted here for your informational (and wealth management) purposes. We were unaware the Secretary himself is now a ‘treasure’ (How much is he worth? Will anyone pay cash for Secretaries?) and we are unclear if the Finder’s are looking for ‘Treasurers” or the other kind, but we understand the confusion.

More importantly… one million dollars!


Treasure Hollenbach in Scott County with Treasure Finder’s

Seeking Rightful Owners of $1.4-Million in Unclaimed Property

Frankfort, KY (April 24, 2012) – Starting at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and Scott County Judge-Executive George Lusby will direct a group of local volunteers in the courthouse to search for the rightful owners of thousands of dollars worth of unclaimed property.

Treasurer Finders is a statewide proactive outreach to notify potential claimants of cash being held by the Kentucky State Treasury.  Scott County has the potential to return $1.4-million to residents from approximately 8500 properties now held by the State Treasury.

“We roll-up our sleeves and work hard to locate potential claimants.  Our goal is to return every dollar possible,” Treasurer Hollenbach said. “In these tough economic times, many residents will welcome a call alerting them to an unclaimed financial treasure”.

The program works with local volunteers to establish a phone bank, review property listings and call residents to informthem of potential unclaimed property.  Claimants will then be instructed on how to proceed to claim their property from the Treasury

Each year the Kentucky State Treasury receives millions of dollars from holders (such as banks and insurance companies) who by statute must transfer assets of inactive accounts to the Treasury for holding.  Historically, about 20-percent has been returned to owners.  To increase the return percentage, Treasurer Hollenbach created the Treasure Finders program in 2009 and since that time has returned a record $52-million worth of claims.

Currently, Treasurer Hollenbach is piloting a new form of Treasure Finder’s using computer software donated by LeXis NeXis, an information technology services company.  The software is being used to quickly search and verify claimants inthe counties hardest hit by the March tornadoes in an effort to get money back into the local economy and help the folks in those counties rebuild and recover from the violent storms that devastated their communities.


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Bring Kentucky’s Money Home — JP Morgan Chase doesn’t need it

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November 7, 2011

Occupy Lexington’s Saturday press conference was a success:

No response yet from Gov. Beshear or Treasurer Hollenbach (or his challenger, K.C. Crosbie).

Occupy Louisville quickly moved to support and endorse the Invest In Kentucky demand. And you can move quickly, too — go here and sign this petition right now.

As pointed out in the comments over the weekend, it may take more than a press conference to get Todd “Big D” Hollenbach’s attention — your Kentucky democrat Party choice for state money manager is the proud recipient of $1,000 from JP Morgan Chase’s PAC (and another grand four years ago):

CHICAGO, IL, 60603
Employer :
Occupation :
FEDERAL PAC Contribution
$1,000.00 on 09/01/2011
GENERAL – 11/08/2011
CHICAGO, IL, 606030000
Employer :
Occupation :
FEDERAL PAC Contribution
$1,000.00 on 10/31/2007
GENERAL – 11/06/2007

It appears the Too Big To Fail PAC has made no similar contribution to Crosbie.

In other news, Bank Transfer Day went down Saturday, big:

Bank Transfer Day, the grass-roots movement that urged bank customers to switch to credit unions on or before Nov. 5, led to at least 650,000 new credit union members and a total of $4.5 billion in new deposits, according to the Credit Union National Association .

About 80 percent of the credit unions in the U.S. saw an increase in October, with 21 of 50 states and the District of Columbia having membership increases of 10,000 or more in the past month.

Nationwide, California-based credit unions saw the biggest gains, adding about 90,000 new members and $624 million in new deposits, followed by Texas credit unions, which gained $326 million in new deposits from 47,000 new members.

Meanwhile, JP Morgan Chase tried hilariously to turn the movement into Chase Pride Day.

If you haven’t moved your money yet, there’s no reason you can’t do it now and in the days ahead. There’s no time like the present. You can find tips on here.

President of the Confederacy endorses K.C. Crosbie for State Treasurer

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October 7, 2011

Look, I ain’t no Hollenbach boy, but it deserves attention that yesterday the Crosbie campaign posted this to the facebook:

That’s the Jefferson Davis Memorial there. Davis, of course, was the Kentucky-born head of the band of pro-slavery advocates who declared war on the United States of America.

Go Kentucky!

Kentucky Right to Life endorses Democrat Steve Hamrick for Treasurer

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April 29, 2011

The Kentucky Right to Life Association recently published their endorsements for the upcoming Kentucky primaries. KRLA is the group that explains on their website how having an abortion will give you breast cancer. That is, if it doesn’t kill you. Either way, it’s much more dangerous than actually giving birth. So they’re all about scientifically accurate information and not dishonest scare tactics, thus any of the candidates would be proud to have their endorsement.

Like Democrat Steve Hamrick, running for State Treasurer. Yes, it appears that Hamrick and the KRLA have thrown a wrench into my “Anyone But Hollenbach” strategy. I called the good folks at KRLA today to ask how Hamrick filled out their survey, and they informed me that he gave the “pro-life” response on every question, and is “a very nice man”. If you haven’t checked out their survey, that means that Hamrick wants to criminalize abortion at the federal level, even in cases of rape and incest, is against the morning after pill, and lots of other repugnant stuff.

Now it’s true that Hamrick is running for treasurer and fortunately would have zero say in any policy relating to abortion or birth control, but could you really cast a vote for someone like this? Or give him a stepping stone to a future higher office? No, I’ll be skipping this race in May.

Of note is that not only did Todd Hollenbach not turn in responses, neither did KC Crosbie. Crosbie was actually the only Republican candidate on the ballot this year to not do so, neither did she turn in one to Frank Simon.

I also asked KRLA about some of their other endorsements. They confirmed in the Democratic Commissioner of Agriculture primary that Robert Farmer gave all “pro-life” responses, Williams answered roughly half/half, and Lackey gave some “pro-life” responses. Stewart Gritton and B.D. Wilson threw the survey in the trash.

I asked KRLA why they chose to endorse David Williams over Phil Moffett, even though they answered all of their questions “correctly” (i.e., they think that if a woman is raped and impregnated by her uncle, the government should force her to give birth). I was informed that David Williams had a long proven record of limiting women’s rights in the state legislature, and Moffett was unproven. In fact, they said that Moffett told them that he hadn’t really thought about their issues until a year ago when he decided to run for governor. I brought up how Moffett bravely came out for prosecuting women who have an abortion this week, and he informed me that KRLA is not in favor prosecuting women who kill their baby with a beating heart, rather just the doctor. Effing half-steppers. He said that Moffett’s statement shows how little he’s thought about the issue (i.e., he doesn’t have the B.S. PR talking points down). He also let me know that KRLA doesn’t support prosecuting women because their simple minds aren’t able to grasp what abortion is, and those meanie doctors and boyfriends manipulate their wee brains into doing so. They are victims, just like the babies they kill, you see. Such a wise and compassionate talking point…

Also of note, there was only one candidate that received a “VOTE AGAINST THIS MAN” warning: Jack Conway.

Jack Conway (D) – MUST BE DEFEATED, no response to KRLA PAC survey or National Right to Life PAC survey; strong pro-abortion position, said on “Straight Talk” (August 24, 2001) with John Yarmuth that his position on abortion is like Bill Clinton’s. The Rothenburg Report (March 8, 2002) said “Conway aligns himself with the Clinton approach to abortion.” (Bill Clinton vetoed the ban on partial birth abortion twice and issued five pro-abortion executive orders immediately after taking office.) Speaking to students at Manual High School , Louisville (February 22, 2002) Con-way said he was “pro-choice” and added “All right, if you got up and shaved your face this morning, sit down and shut up, cause this is not your issue. That’s the way I feel about it.”

FYI, Jack’s new website is here, if you want to sign up to volunteer or donate money in his fight against the KRLA, Mitch McConnell and King Coal endorsed Todd P’Pool.

KY Auditor, Treasurer primary candidates debate on KET

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April 12, 2011

The Herald Leader and WFPL reported on the KET debate last night between the KY Auditor and Treasurer primary candidates last night.

There weren’t any fireworks among the two GOP auditor candidates, but Democrat Steve Hamrick came out firing against Todd Hollenbach.

“About the only person who has had a worse year is Tiger Woods,” said Hamrick, a Hopkinsville businessman. “But Todd’s had the opportunity to play more golf than Tiger has.”

Hollenbach responded by saying that he cleans his own toilet:

Hollenbach contended he is running the “most cost-effective agency” in state government with limited resources.

He noted that he didn’t hire a press liaison, and eliminated his state car and travel budget and the office’s legal and janitorial services, “even taking turns cleaning restrooms.”

I agree, it’s pretty cost-efficient when your office does almost nothing. Because when you don’t show up for work, you save money on electricity like, whoa. Well, Hollenbach is at least a member of the KRS board. And you know what a watchdog he’s been on that transparent body, right? Right?

KC Crosbie running for KY State Treasurer

January 5, 2011

There have been rumors floating around for a while now that Lexington council member K.C. Crosbie was going to run for either state auditor or state treasurer.

I can now confirm that Crosbie is throwing her hat in the ring for State Treasurer.

K.C. Crosbie vs. Todd Hollenbach? I’ve never voted for a Republican in my life, but if that’s my choice? Crosbie is no right-wing fundie Teabagger nut, whereas Hollenbach has had no problem associating with Frank Simon. And the word on the street is that the hammer is about to come down on Hollenbach, largely related to this stuff. Even big shot Democrats are scrambling to find a challenger to Hollenbach.

I kind of wonder if Crosbie is loony enough to get through a Republican primary in 2011, though, so this will definitely be interesting…

KY TV Fun Times tonight

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August 2, 2010

At 8:00 on KET (according to the Castle Gayskull) the Kentucky Tonight guests will be Crit Luallen, Trey Grayson, Larry Forgy and Todd Hollenbach. Hoo boy.

Then, if you can stomach it, Liberty Christ will be on Sean Hannity around 9:30. Joy to the world.

VICTORY! Hollenbach finally renounces Simon (10 months later)

August 5, 2008

10 months ago, I began the online effort to get Secretary of State candidate Todd Hollenbach to publicly renounce the endorsement that he received from bigoted hate-monger Frank Simon.

Today, finally, TEN MONTHS LATER, Todd Hollenbach has done so.

This is a big victory for Bluegrass Blogtopia and every progressive in Kentucky that wants the KDP to sever ALL TIES from bigots like Frank Simon and the American Family Association.

Though it is shameful that it took Hollenbach 10 months to do this, its better late than never. I commend Todd for finally doing this and hope to see him continue to do this in the future.

From this day forward, Todd and Frank will no longer be referred to as buddies, here.

Now…. on to the strange part.

The letter was given to the KDP’s de facto fluffer blog Bluegrass Report 2.0. It bizarrely includes this statement along with Todd’s first public statement:

For those of you who were hiding behind the unfair attacks against Todd Hollenbach, the jig is up.

Now, we ALL know what a joke the new Bluegrass Report has been (by ALL, I mean every blogger, activist, pol that I either know or have talked to, ), but WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!?!?!?!? Did he mean to say “thanks to the justified public attacks against Todd Hollenbach, he’s finally given in to what is morally right and the jig is up”? Because that sentence he wrote doesn’t make any sense.

He even quotes Taylor Shelton in the post saying how full of shite BGR 2.0 is. I wonder what Taylor thinks now, eh?

What a train wreck over there.


Hollenbach: he’s baaaach…

May 7, 2008

I just knew that I couldn’t go two consecutive KDP emails without cringing…

In difficult financial times, money management is more important than ever. As reported in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and former University of Kentucky Quarterback Andre Woodson are using a video game called Financial Football to teach teenagers and young adults about money management.

The game will be available at every high school and public library in Kentucky.

Of course, what the email neglects to tell you is that Todd and Frank Simon have also come out with a video game for kids. In this one, you get points for going around the school and beating up gay kids.




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