BARREN FISCAL COURT; MATTHEWS AND STEWARD HAVE HEATED EXCHANGE OVER JAIL REPORT PDF Print
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 07:25

 

Last night’s Barren County Fiscal Court meeting ended on a heated exchange of words between Magistrates Tommy Matthews and Dr. Chris Steward.

 

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Those words exchanged were regarding the way the last fiscal court meeting ended when, according to Steward, the court committed an illegal act by signing, in closed session, an agreement to dismiss the appeal to release open records of the Private Investigation conducted by Mike Ober on the Barren County Detention Center.  Judge-Executive Davie Greer confirmed that the action did take place during a closed session portion of the February 5th meeting of the Fiscal Court.  Last nights agenda called for the open-court confirmation of the settlement between the Glasgow Daily Times and the Barren County Fiscal Court, although copies of the Ober Investigative Report have already been released.  Greer says the court was acting on legal advice to settle in closed session two weeks ago, while Steward argues that last night’s formal approval was useless because the court had already released the report.  Magistrate Tommy Matthews made the motion to bring it to a vote

 

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The court agreed to confirm the settlement with the Glasgow Daily Times and awarded them $2,500 for legal costs.  Magistrate Steward was the lone “NO” vote.

WCLU News has received and reviewed the Mike Ober Jail Investigative Report.  Based on the content, credibility of witnesses, and overall nature of certain portions of the report, we at WCLU have found it consistent with the integrity of our organization to not disclose any information within the report through our media resources pending any legal action against parties associated with the Barren County Detention Center.

 

 

 

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