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Lexington mayor resigns from Bluegrass ADD executive board

Lexington mayor resigns from Bluegrass ADD executive board

Bill Stephens

June 21st, 2016

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has resigned from the Bluegrass Area Development District executive committee.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/28KvNBI) Gray’s resignation was submitted Friday and is effective immediately.

Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for Gray, says Gray opted to resign from the executive board because he was frequently the only “no” vote on a variety of issues.

She says Gray is focusing his attention on workforce services.

In May, Gov. Matt Bevin notified Bluegrass that the state will end its contract with the agency on July 1 due to lingering questions about the agency’s oversight of millions of dollars in federal workforce training money.

The Lexington-headquartered group oversees planning, aging and workforce training programs for a 17-county region that includes Fayette County.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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