WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon September 10, 2012
House Belonging to Former Kentucky Ag Commissioner Headed for the Auction Block
The one-time Frankfort home of former state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is scheduled to be sold at auction later this month to satisfy a foreclosure lawsuit against him.
Franklin Circuit Court Master Commissioner Charlie Jones told the Lexington Herald-Leader that auction will start at 11:30 a.m. EDT Sept. 24 at the temporary county courthouse. It is the 19th of 21 properties on auction block that day. Farmer faces a foreclosure lawsuit on a mortgage loan of $317, 929.22 plus interest.
Since leaving office in 2011, Farmer has gotten divorced, been the subject of a scathing audit accusing him of misusing state workers and resources for personal gain, and has yet to find employment.
Attorney Guthrie True, who represents Farmer on the audit, has said the audit was politically motivated.