Jails, Campaigns Likely To Dominate Conversations At KACo Convention

The Kentucky Association of Counties will hold its annual convention in Louisville Tuesday through Friday. KACo officials are hoping to move beyond a state Auditor’s report issued last year that uncovered lavish spending of public dollars by organization officials.

Transparency Bill Clears Kentucky House Committee

Legislation seeking more transparency by the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities has cleared a House committee. Recent state audits of each agency uncovered lax oversight and questionable spending. Among those applauding the House bill is State Auditor Crit Luallen. “We have good people on these boards who are working hard […]

Transparency Bill Clears Senate Panel

(Thanks to Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond) The full Kentucky Senate will consider legislation that would require that most state government spending information and other financial data be posted online. The measure, approved Wednesday by a Senate committee, was sparked by recent scandals involving the Kentucky Assocation of Counties and the Kentucky League of […]

KACo Audit Finds "Self Serving Culture"

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Extravagant spending has been revealed in a State Auditor’s examination of the finances of the Kentucky Association of Counties. For five years, beginning in 2003, revenues at the Kentucky Association of Counties rose 75-percent, boosting the annual budget to almost six million dollars. And from 2006 to 2009, more […]

Metro Council Drops KACo, KLC Resolution

From WFPL’s Gabe Bullard The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee has killed a resolution encouraging Metro Government to review future payments to the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties. The resolution was first drafted after audits uncovered exorbitant spending by executives of the two groups. Representatives for the organizations addressed the […]

Audits Planned For KACo, KLC

State audits have been ordered for the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities. State Auditor Crit Luallen says she’s alarmed at media reports of alleged profligate spending by top officials at the publicly funded, non-profit agencies. “We’ve written a letter to each board chair laying out our legal rationale for our […]