- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Bluegrass Area Development District plans to appeal the state’s decision to revoke its designation as an area agency on aging.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (https://bit.ly/28TbWj8 ) the agency’s board voted Wednesday to pursue the appeal after the state said in a letter that it was revoking the designation because Bluegrass refused the state access to computers and other information regarding its aging services.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Aging and Independent Living Services has also said it will no longer use Bluegrass to administer $6.4 million in aging funding after June 30.

The Lexington-headquartered group oversees planning, aging and workforce training programs for a 17-county region that includes Fayette County.

Bluegrass also voted to pay 40 employees of the agency’s aging programs through July.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

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