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Lancaster Mayor voted out of office

By: Sam Smith Email
By: Sam Smith Email

LANCASTER, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky town is trying to move forward after their city's leader was removed from office. Lancaster city council members listened to 90 minutes of testimony over the weekend before voting unanimously to remove Brenda Powers from office.

A verbal confrontation between Powers and City Clerk Shari Lane was captured by a surveillance camera on Oct. 31. That video was shown at the hearing. The two had to be separated by another city employee and police.

Bradley Guthrie is representing Powers in her case against the city. He says they plan to appeal the council's decision.

"I believe, in my opinion, it's going to be overturned and the mayor will be reinstated," said Guthrie.

City officials declined to comment on the mayor's removal while her appeal is pending. Powers has one more year left on her term, Guthrie expects her to fulfill her duties.

Powers' appeal will be filed next Monday. The city will have 30 days to respond. There's no telling how long it'll take to go to court.

The city council has 30 days to replace Powers.

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