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March 6, 2014

Special hearing set to discuss mayor's removal

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble

Staff Writer

The Barbourville City Council voted unanimously Thursday evening to hold a special open hearing to discuss removing Mayor David Thompson from office.

The vote, held Thursday evening, set the hearing for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Barbourville City Hall.

The action involves 11 findings from a state audit released in January.

That special state examination “found lax controls and oversight” resulting in “financial mismanagement and abuses,” according to a report from Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

The report indicates Thompson and others exerted “undue influence over financial activities” and may have benefited personally as a result, Edelen said.

He added that the audit has been referred to the Attorney General, the Kentucky Department of Revenue and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

The audit began last summer after five of six city council members sent a letter to the auditor’s office in March requesting the audit. It looked at certain financial activities from July 1, 2007, through Aug. 31, 2013, and had 28 findings and recommendations that criticized the city’s financial practices and oversight.

See Friday's edition of the times-Tribune for more on this developing story.

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