Kentucky Emergency Management http://wkyufm.org en Allegations of Misspending, Worker Intimidation Leveled at KY Emergency Management http://wkyufm.org/post/allegations-misspending-worker-intimidation-leveled-ky-emergency-management <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">A state agency responsible for Kentucky's response to weather disasters and other emergencies was slammed Tuesday by a team of auditors who found misuse of taxpayer money, intimidation of employees and an overtly hostile workplace.</span></p><p>Auditor Adam Edelen said Tuesday that Kentucky Emergency Management may have misspent millions in recent years, some of it on alcohol, entertainment and door prizes at conferences.</p><p>Edelen also said the team that conducted the review found documents had been altered to hide inappropriate expenditures. He said his team identified as much as $5.6 million in questionable spending.</p><p>"The report paints a picture of agency leadership that does not believe the rules apply to it," Edelen said in a statement. "The findings raise concerns about waste and abuse that may have gone undetected and jeopardize federal funding meant to prepare the commonwealth for emergencies." Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:26:41 +0000 Associated Press 35114 at http://wkyufm.org