Legislators Question Unchecked Spending

Frankfort, KY – State lawmakers are urging reforms at the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties after reports of unchecked spending have been made public. Leaders of the two groups met yesterday with the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government. The Lexington Herald-Leader has reported that leaders of the League of Cities made more than $300,000 in charges over three years, and that the association's five top staff members spent nearly $600,000 in two years on meals, travel and other items. The legislators made suggestions, such as limiting the number of board members and allowing people who aren't elected officials to serve on those boards.