The Kentucky Treasurer's office has returned more than $56,000 in unclaimed property returns to Simpson County during the past three years.
According to a release from the treasurer's office, as of Jan. 7, the treasurer's office has returned $70,167,000 to Kentuckians during the past three years including $56,686 to Simpson County.
The press release stated that The Kentucky State Treasury experienced another year of record unclaimed property returns. According to the document, Treasurer Ball has returned more unclaimed property in a three-year period than any state treasurer in Kentucky history.
"One of my favorite things to do as Treasurer is to return people's money to them," Ball said in the press release. "I am a big believer in property rights and I am proud of the success we have seen at the Treasury in returning a record amount of property to Kentuckians."
The Kentucky State Treasurer administers Kentucky's Unclaimed Property Fund. Unclaimed property generally consists of payroll checks, unclaimed safety deposit boxes, old life insurance policies, stocks, and more that have remained unclaimed by their owners after several years.
The Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division works to reunite these items with their owners, or in cases where the owner is deceased, the owner's family.
The release stated that Simpson Countians still have $1,451,809 of unclaimed property waiting to be claimed.
To search for unclaimed property, go on line to www.treasury.ky.gov.