Ethics panel to meet, could discuss complaints

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission is
scheduled to meet next week in a get-together where members could
be privately briefed on some high-profile allegations involving
Kentucky's gubernatorial campaign.

Republicans have filed ethics complaints about campaign
contributions that Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has received from
state employees. Democrats alleged in a complaint of their own that
Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richie Farmer used a
state account to buy a small refrigerator for his home.

The ethics panel, scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Monday, doesn't
publicly acknowledge or discuss pending complaints.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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