FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Horse Park was "poorly run with little or no oversight."
That's the major finding of a special state audit of the tourist attraction in Lexington.
Auditor Mike Harmon says his examination found questionable management practices and potential conflicts of interest on operations and sponsorships at the park. Harmon says it resulted in taxpayers having to prop up the park's finances to the tune of more than $24 million over the last decade.'
He's referring the audit to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.
Governor Bevin scrapped the Horse Park Commission last year, including former First Lady Jane Beshear, and replaced it with a new commission.