BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - On Thursday we told you about businessman Rick Kelley's response to a federal lawsuit filed against him, Chris, Clinton, and Ed Mills by the City of Bowing Green regarding the downtown wrap formerly known as Hitcents Park Plaza. Today we're hearing the Mills' response.
Kelley and the Mills are accused of wrongfully diverting and illegally using bond funds to establish and operate their own private businesses.
Kelley's attorney, Alan Simpson, claims the city knew the Operating Agreement allowed bond funds to be used for working capital for the Hitcents project.
The Mills' attorney, Brad Keeton, says the city had numerous opportunities to correct anything it didn't like about the Operating Agreement, but never did.
The Mills have filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the city's complaint against them. The motion claims the city "seeks to settle old scores" because certain city officials have "personal animosity" toward the Mills.