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Leigh Burke gets probation, ordered to pay restitution

A Williamsburg woman, who stole money from the Whitley County Board of Education and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO), resolved her criminal charges with a probated sentence during a sentencing hearing Monday morning, but her legal woes aren’t quite...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Burke pleads guilty to stealing from school district, KASBO

Rather than stand trial, a former chief financial officer for the Whitley County Board of Education pleaded guilty Monday morning to stealing from the school district and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018

Leigh Burke indicted for second time

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke was indicted for a second time Monday morning. This time in connection with a theft from the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). A former chief financial officer for the Whitley...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Leigh Burke indicted for theft, abuse of public trust

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke is charged with theft and abuse of the public trust in connection with missing funds from the school district. A May 24 jury trial has been scheduled for a former chief financial officer for the Whitley...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Auditors shed additional light in school theft case

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke is charged with theft and abuse of the public trust in connection with missing funds from the school district. Auditors shed a little more light Thursday evening on the alleged theft of $12,042.14 by the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016

Court documents reveal details about Burke’s charges; lawyer denies allegations

Kentucky State Police arrested Leigh Burke Tuesday for theft and abuse of the public trust. A former chief financial officer for the Whitley County school district, who was fired in June amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, has pleaded not guilty to charges of...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016