- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) - The mayor of a central Kentucky city has been reinstated to office by a judge who found the city council lacked evidence of misconduct to justify her removal.

Lancaster Mayor Barbara Powers called Friday’s ruling by Garrard Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty a vindication. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported (https://bit.ly/O2lk5W ) that Powers won’t officially return to office until Daugherty signs an order vacating the city council’s unanimous vote to depose her.

The removal of Powers stemmed from a workplace harassment complaint filed by City Clerk Shari Lane. Lane alleged that Powers had harassed and “bullied” her daily during the three years that Powers had been in office.

The council voted 6-0 on Nov. 23 to remove Powers after a public hearing that included testimony from five witnesses.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

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