Lenny Stoltz II

LFUCG Council Halts Funds To Bluegrass A.D.D.

Jul 10, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky--A questionable hire at the Bluegrass Area Development District has led to Lexington Fayette Urban-County Council Members to a vote in favor of temporarily holding back $75,000 in funding that was earmarked for the group. LFUCG Councilman Chris Ford says he pushed for the vote when he learned the agency rehired their former executive director Lenny Stoltz II as a consultant after forcing him to resign last week with a $128,000 severance package.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The embattled director of the Bluegrass Area Development District has resigned. Lenny Stoltz's resignation Monday came a week after the executive board of the development district told him to resign or face being fired. Stoltz will receive a severance package of $128,000.

According to the Lexington Herald Leader Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker, chairwoman of the development district, said the board had "lost confidence in the present leader and we needed new leadership."

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The executive board of the Bluegrass Area Development District says the agency's director must resign or face being fired.

The board placed Lenny Stoltz II on administrative leave earlier this month and appointed David Duttlinger as interim leader of the Lexington-based agency that helps coordinate planning and federal spending in a 17-county area. Mayors and judge-executives in member counties make up its board.

Development Director Placed On Leave

Jun 6, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- The Bluegrass Area Development District's board has placed the agency's executive director on administrative leave.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the board took the action against Lenny Stoltz II on Monday night after a three-hour meeting behind closed doors.