Audit Finds More Than $500,000 In "Wasteful and Excessive" Spending

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A state auditor's report has found top executives at a Kentucky airport racked up more than $500,000 in
"wasteful and excessive" expenses in just three years.

The 256-page document released Wednesday by Kentucky Auditor
Crit Luallen concludes ethics rules were either woefully inadequate
or regularly ignored at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport.

Among the questionable expenses charged to the quasi-public
airport were trips to a gentlemen's club and a Hannah Montana
concert and purchases of guns, exercise equipment, golf lessons and
video game systems.

Former executive director Michael Gobb and three other top
managers have resigned amid the spending probe. Luallen says she
has forwarded the matter to law enforcement authorities for
possible criminal charges.

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