MAGISTRATE TOMMY MATTHEWS PRESIDES OVER FISCAL COURT MEETING IN GREER'S ABSENCE; ETHICS STATUTES TO BE REVIEWED PDF Print
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 07:36

It was a light agenda for the Barren County Fiscal Court last night.  Magistrate Tommy Matthews presided over the meeting in place of County Judge-Executive, Davie Greer, who is recovering from an illness.  County business was conducted as scheduled with little discussion.

 

One portion of the meeting involved quite a bit of detail; that of Mr. Jim Nelson and the Ethics Commission report.  In Nelson’s 14 years with the commission, the first ever complaint was received just recently, which speaks highly of Barren County, he said.  But, that complaint has lead the commission to suggest that the counties statutes on ethics be revised to include more detail, which would, in-turn, create more of a structure for the Ethics Commission to follow.

 

Magistrate Chris Steward, who was the subject of the one complaint that had been brought to the ethics commission, asked that the new ethics statutes include rules on how to go about filing a complaint with regard to the actual code of violation.  In recent months, Jailer Matt Mutter filed a complaint that was called into question by Steward’s attorney, Alan Simpson of Bowling Green, who questioned the protocol by which a complaint could be made against his client.

 

The county will look to model it’s revisions after that of the Louisville Metropolitan policy that is in place, as recommended by Mr. Nelson.

 

 

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