Barbourville names interim mayor, ousted leader to appeal

Barbourville names interim mayor, ousted leader to appeal decision


BARBOURVILLE, KY. (WATE) - The Barbourville City Council has named an interim mayor to serve in the post after ousting the previous mayor earlier this week.

City Councilman Darren West was named to the post on Thursday. The vote comes just days after Mayor David Thompson was unanimously voted out of office.

City officials cited the results of a state audit that found several poor financial practices following Thompson taking office in 2007.

The former mayor's attorney has said his client did not have sufficient time to prepare for this week's hearing where he was ousted, and that he plans to appeal the decision.


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