Ky. league ends travel, dining perks

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky League of Cities has suspended travel and dining perks for executives and will review the league's policies and procedures.

Officials for the group said Friday the review is not related to a recent investigation by the Lexington Herald-Leader into trips and pay raises while cities across the state face financial troubles.

The league is supported in part by dues, insurance premiums and loan payments from cities across Kentucky. The group provides free legal advice and lobbies on behalf of 382 Kentucky cities.

Executive director Sylvia Lovely said that the league would no longer pay for the travel of spouses or dining at a Lexington restaurant co-owned by her husband. She also said she will either pay for a league-provided BMW or get a car allowance.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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