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Justice Venters Donates Leftover Campaign Funds

Six colleges and the Louisville Library Foundation will benefit from unspent campaign funds donated by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Daniel Venters of Somerset. Venters wants the almost $11,000 to be spent on needy students. “My first choice, honestly, was to give the money back to the people that contributed it, because they’re friends of mine and I appreciate their support. And if I didn’t spend it for the purpose for which they offered it, I didn’t feel like it was mine anymore, or my campaign’s anymore. We wanted them to have it back but the law didn’t allow that,” he said. The schools benefiting from the donation are Somerset Community College, Campbellsville University, Lindsey Wilson College, St. Catharine College, Union College and the University of the Cumberlands. Venters had no opposition in his re-election bid this fall.