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Eastern Ky. city turns to AG, auditor for help

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An eastern Kentucky city has asked the state's auditor and attorney general to look into how the municipality ran into such heavy financial problems that it couldn't pay a water bill.

The Elkhorn City Council voted this week to call in state officials as it looks for answers about where the city's money went.

City Councilman Greg Moore told the Appalachian News-Express that council members wanted to make sure the attorney general and auditor got to see anything they needed to regarding the financial situation.

City Clerk Karen Cantrell told officials last week that the city's delinquent water bill, which grew to more than $35,000, hadn't been paid because there were no funds to do so.

Cantrell said the city isn't taking in any funds, but she's unsure why.

Information from: Appalachian News-Express

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