Column: Northern Kentucky legislators should summon the courage to share the power at the airport

The board needs a complete restructuring

HEBRON, Ky. -- The state auditor’s investigation of the airport confirmed what we’ve known for years: its management is “dysfunctional,” rife with “confusion and conflict,” ruled by “political influence,” and crippled by a “power struggle.” All the while, board members have been traveling, eating and drinking in an “excessive” manner.

Cynics have used a more colloquial description of the governing board: a good old boy network.

However you choose to describe it, the people that oversee one of the area’s most important economic assets have been distracted from what should be the priority: improving service at an airport that’s seen its business cut by more than half in the last few years.

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