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"Irregularities" prompt audit for Lincoln, Garrard 911 center

LANCASTER, KY - The board of directors of the 911 center that serves Lincoln and Garrard counties plans to hire an independent auditor at a called meeting Monday to look into irregularities in the center's financial records, reports The Danville Advocate Messenger in its Sunday edition.

"There's evidence of problems dating back to 2006," Garrard Judge-Executive John Wilson, a board member, said Friday. "We're going to get an auditor in here to go through some of these things and try get it cleared up."

Ronnie Dobson resigned his position as chief of the Bluegrass 911 Communication Center Tuesday as questions about the center's financial situation began to be raised. Dobson gave no reason for his resignation and could not be reached for comment.

Stanford Mayor Bill Miracle, chairman of the center's board, said Friday that problems with the center's finances came to light as directors were preparing the center's budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year, which began July 1.

"There were some budget issues and unpaid bills that caught us off guard," Miracle said. "We were addressing some of those things when Mr. Dobson decided to resign."

Deputy Chief Russ Clark is serving as interim director until a permanent replacement is named, reports The Danville Advocate Messenger.

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