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Auditors To Probe Lexington Airport's Finances

The state auditor's office plans to review spending practices at Blue Grass Airport after a newspaper reported its executive director spent more than $200,000 on travel and other expenses over 27 months.

Auditor Crit Luallen confirmed her office will look into the matter at the request of the Urban County Council.

Luallen said the public needs to be reassured that airport funds in Lexington are being spent as effectively as possible.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Nov. 23 that airport Executive Director Michael Gobb spent more than $200,000 for trips and other expenses from January 2006 through March 2008.

The expenses were in addition to Gobb's salary of nearly $220,000 a
year.

Gobb didn't immediately return a telephone call Wednesday morning.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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