It’s understandable that there might not be a lot of enthusiasm for the public to know that organizations supported partially by taxpayer dollars have garnered the attention of state Auditor Crit Luallen for their “excessive spending” and “inadequate oversight.”
And no … we’re not talking about Congress or the Kentucky General Assembly.
Rather, we’re referring to the top five officials in the Kentucky Association of Counties spending “nearly $600,000 in two years on travel, meals and other expenses.”
Then there’s the matter of Kentucky League of Cities Executive Director Sylvia Lovely’s $315,000 compensation package. It’s very taxpayer-friendly like of Lovely to decide “she would discontinue several corporate perks, including … holding League functions at a restaurant co-owned her husband.
I wonder if she will also now reverse the league’s recent decision to stop complying with reporters’ open-records’ requests. Even if she does, it will be with all the enthusiasm of a vegetarian at an Independence Day hog roast.