Firefighters’ OT at center of Labor Cabinet suit

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By Kate Darnell

The city of Cynthiana has joined other local governments in a petition against the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

Filed in Franklin County Circuit Court on Nov. 16, the petition asks for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief on an issue affecting firefighters across the Commonwealth.

The petition, obtained by The Cynthiana Democrat from the Labor Cabinet Monday morning, states that the city of Cynthiana is “currently under investigation by the Cabinet for alleged violation” of “failing to pay overtime to firefighters on state training incentives funds received from the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund through the Kentucky Fire Commission...”

The Lexington law firm of Sturgill, Turner, Baker and Moloney is representing Cynthiana, along with other municipal bodies, including Georgetown, Madison County Fiscal Court, Danville, Florence, Glasgow, Nicholasville, Paris, Richmond, Somerset and Winchester.

For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.