State Auditor Releases Scathing KLC Review

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A five-month, state audit of the non-profit, Kentucky League of Cities finds high salaries, conflicts of interest and weak board oversight. The 228-page audit says lack of board oversight resulted in unprecedented salaries for executive staff, exorbitant retirement bonuses, numerous conflicts of interest and hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

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 […]

Beshear Speaks At KLC Convention

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear told local government leaders from across the state Friday that they shouldn’t be intimidated by the tough economic times. During a speech to the Kentucky League of Cities convention in Louisville, Beshear said the state is pressing even harder now to attract new industry to Kentucky, beyond manufacturing jobs. “They’re important, […]

KLC Convention Begins Thursday In Louisville

The ripple effect of the national economy on local governments is expected to dominate the discussion at the Kentucky Leage of Cities Convention and Expo that begins tomorrow Thursday at the Kentucky International Convention Center. K-L-C Executive Director Sylvia Lovely says the 800 conference participants will also talk about the upcoming state legislative session, environmental […]