Facing Questions, CVG Board May Hire Own Auditor
(Hebron, KY.) – The board that oversees the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport may be hiring a special auditor.
Last week, Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen announced a special investigation into spending by members of the Kenton County Airport Board. Recent Cincinnati Enquirer reports show that the board may have spent $142,000 on travel and dining since 2011.
The airport board already has an auditor, but is considering hiring another outside, independent auditor to defend itself against the state auditor’s pending investigation, the Enquirer reported Tuesday.
Airport board spokesman told the newspaper that “The board is concerned that the auditor’s office is operating from some erroneous positions based on some of the information being talked about.”
During a press conference last week, Edelen said that travel spending is a red flag for auditors. His office’s special investigation will focus on board policies and the airport’s governance structure.
In the wake of the Enquirer reports, airport board members have defended their travel expenses and trips to conferences as necessary to keeping up with the aviation industry and attracting new air lines to the airport.