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Clarification

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By The Staff

In last week’s article regarding the city commission’s deadlocked mayor pro-tem vote, a paragraph citing information provided by City Attorney John Lair during the Monday, Jan. 5, special meeting needs clarification.

Under a request from Commissioner Jack Keith, Lair said he had researched past court cases relative to the mayor pro-tem vote.

Lair said he found a reported case related to the mayor pro-tem vote that resulted in the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruling that the mayor pro-tem position could not automatically be carried over from one term to another, and the mayor pro-tem position must be voted on by the commission at the beginning of each term.

The paragraph in the article in last week’s paper may have led readers to believe the case Lair spoke of at Monday’s meeting was the only incident where the mayor pro-tem position did not carry over into another term.