Harmon announces review of Kentucky Horse Park

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State Auditor Mike Harmon says his office will review operations and financial activities at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Harmon said Tuesday the special examination will review fiscal years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The review was requested by state Sen. Damon Thayer, Finance Cabinet Secretary William Landrum III and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Don Parkinson.

The park’s executive director, Jamie Link, says he would welcome such an audit.

Link told lawmakers earlier this year that he inherited “a mess” when he took the job in late 2014. Link was deputy chief of staff to then-Gov. Steve Beshear when he was selected for the horse park job.

Gov. Matt Bevin recently removed Horse Park Commission chairwoman Alston Kerr from her unexpired term and replaced her with Louisville attorney Tandy Patrick.


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