Kentucky State Treasury Newsroom
Treasurer Hollenbach Helps Find Lost Treasure for Thousands at State Fair!

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 02, 2015  
Contact Information:  Mark Pfeiffer 502-564-8860  

Frankfort, KY (September, 2015) – One Louisville woman discovered an unclaimed insurance policy worth $4000 while a young man from Fayette County found a $50 utility deposit refund that he’d forgotten about.  Those are just a couple of the hundreds of stories behind the thousands of claims started at the Treasure Finders booth during the 12 days of the just completed Kentucky State Fair.

“We helped fairgoers file a record 5000 claims worth more than $760-thousand dollars,” said Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach.  “I attribute the record numbers to our all-digital unclaimed property list.  Folks were able to come right up to the booth and search our unclaimed database on one of several laptops with my staff  providing assistance in getting the claims process started,”  Hollenbach added.

The State Treasurer serves as custodian of all property surrendered to the state that is presumed lost or abandoned.  Each year, the Kentucky Treasury returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Kentucky residents.  Since 2008, under the proactive leadership of Treasurer Hollenbach and his Treasure Finder’s Program, the Treasury has returned a record $130-million plus in unclaimed property and is still in possession of more than half a billion ($500,000,000) dollars that the Treasurer is working to return to its rightful owners.

To find out if you’ve got some unclaimed cash coming to you, search the unclaimed property database at or if you don’t have access to the internet, you can call Treasury’s Unclaimed Property office toll-free at 800-465-4722.