Lexington Herald-Leader: Richie Farmer charged state for $359-a-night room during Sweet Sixteen

FRANKFORT — State Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer spent $1,576 in state money last month while promoting the Department of Agriculture's Kentucky Proud program at the Sweet Sixteen boys' basketball tournament in Lexington.

Much of that cost was for four nights at a $359-a-night suite at the Lexington Downtown Hilton. Farmer lives 28 miles from Rupp Arena in Frankfort.

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