It's A First

Each year the State Comptroller's office performs a financial audit on all counties and cities across the state. They sift through all the previous years accounting and determine if everything was handled properly. If any improper accounting is discovered, the state issues a findings report. The findings can be very insignificant up criminal.

For the first time ever, Loudon County came through the audit with no findings. This is almost unheard of in local government. Some credit for this accomplishment goes to county commission and the school board for implementing policies that help prevent actions that could turn up in the audit report. But the real hero's in a no finding audit report goes to finance director Tracy Blair and the finance department.

Ms. Blair and her staff have had to go well above and beyond to achieve such an impressive feat and should be commended for a job well done.