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State Treasurer Returns
Unclaimed Property Money to UK

By Kelley Bozeman

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"I love returning money, but it is an especially happy occasion when I return it to an institution that helps so many people across the state."

-- Jonathan Miller,
Kentucky State Treasurer

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Aug. 9, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller presented an unclaimed property check in the amount of $31,712.48 to University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. yesterday. The unclaimed property is a compilation of 49 separate accounts in UK's name.

Miller said there is more than $50 million in unclaimed property just waiting to be returned to rightful owners across the state.

"Returning this money to UK brings a special joy to me - because it's going back to education," said Miller. "I love returning money, but it is an especially happy occasion when I return it to an institution that helps so many people across the state."

Todd said he had not decided where the money would be used, but he was sure with the lean economic times UK is facing, that it wouldn't be difficult.

"I want to thank Treasurer Miller and his staff for the diligence they have shown in digging through these records on our behalf," said Todd. "I also want to thank him for his contributions to educational programs that help families put their children through college."

To see if the state has cash for you, log on to www.kytreasury.com or call toll-free (800) 465-4722.

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