LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The embattled leader of the Kentucky Association of Counties has resigned.
Bob Arnold left his job on Friday in the wake of a financial scandal.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Friday that Arnold faced pressure to resign from inside and outside the organization.
Deputy Director Denny Nunnelley immediately took over day-to-day operations of the organization.
The Herald-Leader published a series of stories detailing $600,000 of spending by five of the organization's executives. The newspaper found chargecard payments to two Louisville strips clubs and a Lexington escort service.
Arnold said he neither made nor approved the charges.
Other expenses included two $7,000 meals, hotel rooms costing more than $450 a night and gifts for officials and board members costing as much as $1,000.