First City Council Meeting Held Since Mayor's Resignation & Return

An eastern Kentucky mayor resigns. then decides he wants the job back a few days later.

Tuesday night was the Lynch City Council's first meeting since that happened and officials were trying to figure out how to get out of a financial hole.

Council members say it's a problem that will not be fixed overnight.

With a city thousands of dollars in debt, officials in Lynch are looking into any possibilities to save money.

Service cutbacks, grants, and even turning off unused lights were just a few of the solutions to slowly get the city out of debt.

Now that the mayor is back on board, city council members say, despite some differences in opinion, they are ready to work together.

The council members and the county judge executive say an interconnect project between Lynch, Benham, and Cumberland is essential to keep all three cities alive.

The council is looking into how to bring the Tri-Cities together.

The money situation was not the only issue on the agenda.

Council members also talked about coal mining in Letcher County that could affect up to 2-hundred homes in Lynch including some of its historical buildings.

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