Kentucky Speedway owes Kentucky State Police nearly $300,000 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kentucky Speedway owes Kentucky State Police nearly $300,000

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Speedway owes Kentucky State Police nearly $300,000 for security services provided over the past couple of years, according to KSP.

WDRB obtained documents from KSP indicating that the total amount due for the troopers' services from races in June and September of 2012 and 2013 totals $299,125. During those races, troopers kept watch over crowds and traffic.

In a letter dated Dec. 27, 2013, KSP's financial manager asked for the balance to be paid in full by Jan. 15. The matter has still not been resolved.

According to the documents, KSP is asking Kentucky Speedway to reimburse them for the following dates and amounts:

  • June 26-30, 2012: $92,225
  • Sept. 19-22, 2012: $31,715
  • June 25-30, 2013: $131,478
  • Sept. 19-21, 2013: $43,706

In emails included in the documents provided by KSP, Speedway officials indicate in Aug. and Oct. 2013 that checks had been cut and were awaiting signature.

In one email dated Oct. 9, Speedway senior construction manager Stephen Swift appears to express surprise at the $43,706 total, writing:

"Wow. Thought this was about same as last year. Which was around 20 k. What did we do?"

KSP Cpt. David Millay writes in an email dated Nov. 1, 2013, that "we need to resolve all payments as soon as possible."

"KSP enjoys the relationship it has built with Speedway Motorsports incorporated and does not want the hard work of so many people on both sides affected by this issue," Cpt. Millay said in the email.

In the final email correspondence, Speedway accounting assistant Toni Ellis tells KSP officials that Speedway's general manager was discussing the issue of outstanding payments to Gov. Steve Beshear.

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