Auction of Guns, Knives From Farmer Tenure Brings In $21,000

May 5, 2014

One of the knives auctioned off Monday morning
Credit Kentucky Department of Agriculture

An auction of guns and knives purchased by the Department of Agriculture during the tenure of Richie Farmer has netted over $21,000. The Herald-Leader reports 16 knives sold for just under $6,800, while the 13 rifles brought in over $14,000  The highest bid for an item was $1,400 for a rifle actually used by Farmer. 

The proceeds benefit an Agriculture Department garden project. Farmer is serving a 27-month jail term after pleading guilty to misappropriating government resources.