Government
7:42 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Farmer Could Be on Ethics Commission Agenda Today

Credit Ed Reinke / AP

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has a meeting set for today where they could decide whether former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer violated any rules when he was state agriculture commissioner.

Farmer is accused of using Department of Agriculture employees to take him hunting and shopping, mow his yard and chauffeur his dog. Those accusations and more were passed along to the Ethics Commission. Farmer served two terms in the elected-position of agriculture commissioner. He ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2011.