Current Kentucky Ag. Commissioner Jamie Comer was in Hopkinsville this afternoon, where he spoke at the local Kiwanis Club and said he's glad the Richie Farmer corruption case will soon come to an end with a plea deal.
Interviewed after speaking for about a half hour on several issues, Comer said it's a sad situation for the Commonwealth—but it's also a time to look forward.
Commissioner Comer says he will be glad to no longer have investigators in the department's offices and admitted the investigation of his predecessor caused some logistical issues from time to time.
During his remarks, Comer pointed out his department is much more transparent and said you can look at its financial statements and transactions on its website. He says he is attempting to put a dollar amount on the money saved through efforts to to become more efficient since he took over last year, but he's sure its over a million dollars.
You can hear Commissioner Comer's entire speech Sunday morning at 9 on Lite 98.7 during our public affairs program—Don't Be Afraid to Say It.