Emotional Layoffs At Georgetown City Hall

Several former city employees are up in arms after being laid off on Friday morning in Scott County.

Georgetown's mayor, Karen Tingle-Sames, says nine employees lost their jobs.

The mayor says the cuts were mostly to clerical and custodial positions. That move is expected to save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.

27 NEWSFIRST has learned that those let go spoke to city commissioners on Friday.

Georgetown has been in some financial trouble lately because of falling tax revenues.


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  • by Chris Location: Georgetown on Nov 13, 2008 at 04:48 PM
    For those of you that think she's so great, have you asked yourself how this financial shortfall took place so quickly? The city has gone from a surplus to nearly bankrupt in less than 2 years..so, what has she been doing with the money? Don't forget, she sat on the city council before she became the mayor. She's as dangerous as Sarah Palin, but doesn't have the looks to pull off her b***sh****!
  • by Tracy Location: Lexington on Nov 11, 2008 at 05:32 PM
    I can't believe this lady fired an innocent janitor.
  • by Charlie Location: Lexington on Nov 10, 2008 at 10:02 PM
    I used to live in Georgetown and Mayor Varney (Previous Mayor) was awesome. Sounds like that's not the case anymore.
  • by Thomas Location: Sadieville on Nov 10, 2008 at 06:26 PM
    I actually work in Georgetown and I've heard nothing but negative vibe regarding the Mayor. I don't know her personally but if things are that bad then hopefully someone can do something about it. It's never a good thing when someone loses their job(s) and this case is exceptionally hard because it's close to Christmas etc.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2008 at 05:21 PM
    Sounds like the mayor of Georgetown and the mayor of Paintsville in eastern kentucky has something in common.....no sense of direction. Both cities appear to be doing the exact opposite that they promised to do. Instead of them moving forward, they're moving backwards. It's like being in the 1980's again....only I think we was better off then.
  • by Tony Location: Georgetown on Nov 10, 2008 at 03:36 PM
    Is her four years up yet?
  • by Creva Location: Georgetown on Nov 10, 2008 at 02:48 PM
    Everybody else has weighed in so I guess I should too. LOL. In my opinion, Mayor Sames is in over her head. She doesn't have the management skills to run a town and she obviously has no heart to be firing all these people with no notice etc. That poor lady had worked there for (14) years and then went to work one day and didn't have a job!!! Imagine how hard her Christmas is going to be this year thanks to the cold hearted Mayor. I feel sorry for anyone employed by the city because they could be next and I know there are other ways to free up money than to just up and fire someone. It's very sad and my heart goes out to the victims.
  • by Doug Location: Georgetown on Nov 10, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    Our Mayor is the equivalent on the local level that Bush is/was on the national level!! In other words, nobody can stand either of them.
  • by Anonymous Location: Georgetown on Nov 10, 2008 at 07:29 AM
    I spoke to a family member of this Mayor and that very family member talked about her like a dog!!!!!!! That's a true story and that's pretty sad taht her own family can't stand her. I agree with the majority of the posters on here, she will never see another term of any position in the town of Georgetown.
  • by voter Location: lexington on Nov 10, 2008 at 06:35 AM
    Sounds like they don't like the mayor over in Scott co. Just remember that in the next election vote her out

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