Director Resigns

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5:03 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Emergency Mgmt. Director Resigns After Scathing Audit

Brigadier General John Heltzel
Credit wfpl.org

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's emergency management chief resigned Thursday after a blistering review said those within his agency wasted taxpayer money, intimidated employees and created a hostile work environment.

Gov. Steve Beshear said he accepted John Heltzel's resignation Thursday morning, two days after state Auditor Adam Edelen released findings that found $5.6 million in questionable spending in recent years, some of it on alcohol, entertainment and door prizes at conferences.

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