Agencies respond differently to spending scandals

LEXINGTON, KY (AP) - The Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties are taking different paths following internal spending scandals.

Sylvia Lovely, the League's executive director, resigned last week. But at KACo, there's been no change in leadership, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

State Sen. Damon Thayer, a Georgetown Republican, says KACo hasn't acted as swiftly or boldly as the League has in responding to the scandal. That, Thayer says, has some lawmakers frustrated.

Both organizations lobby the Kentucky General Assembly on behalf of local governments.

The newspaper has reported that League leaders spent more than $300,000 over three years, and that KACo's five top staff members spent nearly $600,000 in two years on meals, travel and other items.

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