State Highway Engineer Resigns Under Pressure

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's chief highway engineer and one
of his aides have resigned under pressure after an internal auditor
discovered a possible conflict of interest on a road construction

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Joe Prather announced the
resignations on Friday evening of engineer Gilbert Newman and aide
Bill Gulick, an executive adviser to the Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet's Office of Project Development.

Prather said he is trying to "create a culture of integrity"
in the Transportation Cabinet, which has been the subject of an FBI
probe into alleged bid-rigging.

Spokesman Chuck Wolfe says the incident is unrelated to the FBI probe.

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

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