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March 10, 2014

Barbourville mayor sues city council

CORBIN — By John Ross

Staff Writer

An attorney retained by Barbourville Mayor David Thompson filed a lawsuit against all six members of the Barbourville City Council.

Attorney Billy J. Taylor made the filing Monday in Knox County Circuit Court, court documents indicate.

The lawsuit alleges the council members violated the state's open meetings act related to actions taken during Thursday's council meeting. During that meeting, the council voted to hold a special hearing during which Thompson could be removed from office. The hearing is set for Tuesday.

Watch the Times-Tribune for more on this developing story.

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