Politics & Government

January 12, 2012 12:00 AM

New ag commissioner seeks audit of department during Richie Farmer's tenure

FRANKFORT — State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced Wednesday that he had asked the state auditor for a "sweeping review" of the agriculture department. During his first five days on the job, Comer said, employees came forward with several potentially troubling allegations involving the administration of his predecessor, fellow Republican Richie Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball star.

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