Gov. Steve Beshear's administration gave away $31,287 worth of tickets to the 2012 Olympic Games after canceling plans to send a delegation.
In February, after the Lexington Herald-Leader asked about it, Beshear's administration nixed plans to promote the state during equine events at the Olympics in London, England. In light of ongoing state budget cuts, "the trip is no longer affordable or prudent," state Tourism Department spokesman Gil Lawson said at the time.
@FranJurga writes: Click on the headline or image to read the full story and perhaps you will ask, as I did, "Why didn't they give them to me?"