Jonathan Gassett

Local/Regional News
12:10 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Ky. Fish And Wildlife Commissioner Resigns Amid Heightened Scrutiny

Jonathan Gassett had been the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2005
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The head of Kentucky's Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has resigned the position he has held since 2005.

The chairman of the department's commission says Jonathan W. Gassett submitted a letter of resignation Thursday evening.

Commission chairman Stuart Ray says Gassett is resigning to pursue outside interests.

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Local/Regional News
9:03 am
Mon September 17, 2012

AP Exclusive: Wildlife chief spent $71K on travel

This Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 photo in Frankfort, Ky. shows a bill for a meal at "Hooters" atop a stack of invoices expensed to the state government by Wildlife Commissioner Jonathan Gassett. (AP Photo/Roger Alford)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — During a time of fiscal belt tightening across state government, Kentucky's wildlife commissioner spent more than $71,000 to attend meetings across the country, running up more expenses for out-of-state trips than even the governor's chief industrial recruiter, whose job requires extensive travel.

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