FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2012) — If you’re an O’Hara from Bowling Green or a Harrigan from Paducah you might be lucky enough to have some cash from an old bank account, or an insurance policy, or stock shares, or rare coins or even jewelry housed in the Treasury’s vault just waiting for you to claim it.
For example, there are 202 properties with the name O’Hara attached, 127 with the name Ireland, 27 with Shamrock, 23 Harrigans, 10 Irish and 6 Saint Patrick’s.
But you don’t have to have the Luck O’ the Irish or chase a leprechaun to the end of the rainbow to find you treasure.
The search is as simple as the click of a mouse. Visit www.kytreasury.com to search the unclaimed property database. If you don’t have access to a computer you can call Treasury’s Unclaimed Property office toll-free at 800-465-4722.
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 Todd Hollenbach and his Treasure Finder’s Program, the Treasury has returned a record $ 54-million in unclaimed property.