Lawsuits detail troubles in Breathitt County schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Two administrators in a troubled eastern Kentucky school district filed lawsuits offering some details about the management and financial problems that resulted in a state takeover.

The lawsuits say those who cooperated with the FBI during an investigation into vote fraud in Breathitt County were targeted for retaliation.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the two school officials filed lawsuits Monday in U.S. District Court in Lexington against Breathitt County school board members and former superintendent Arch Turner, who is in prison after pleading guilty to vote-buying charges.

Just last week, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to give management of the Appalachian school district to the state.

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