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State audits have been ordered for the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities.

State Auditor Crit Luallen says she’s alarmed at media reports of alleged profligate spending by top officials at the publicly funded, non-profit agencies.

“We’ve written a letter to each board chair laying out our legal rationale for our ability and authority to audit these organizations and we clearly believe that they should be held accountable to the public,” Luallan said.

The Kentucky League of Cities recently notified the Lexington Herald-Leader it would no longer respond to the paper’s Open Records requests because it doesn’t consider itself a public agency. The newspaper is seeking an attorney general’s opinion on the issue.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."