Ousted Barbourville mayor appeals removal

Ousted Barbourville mayor appeals removal

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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An ousted southeastern Kentucky mayor has appealed the City Council's vote to remove him from office.

The Times Tribune  cited court records in reporting that attorneys for former Barbourville Mayor David Thompson filed the civil action on Thursday with the Knox Circuit Court Clerk.

City Council members voted unanimously on March 11 to remove Thompson. The move came on the heels of a state audit that found several poor financial practices since Thompson took office in 2007.

In the appeal, Thompson's attorneys said the council violated his due process rights and asks that the vote to remove him be reversed.

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