CORYDON, Ky. (AP) -- A city council in western Kentucky has ousted its mayor after a contentious hearing in which he was accused of misconduct and neglect of duty.
The Gleaner (http://bit.ly/OKWZdQ) reports council members in Corydon voted unanimously late Tuesday to remove Larry Thurby from office. The newspaper reports he had served as mayor of the town in Henderson County for more than eight years, much of it mired in controversy.
In a brief meeting on Wednesday, officials named Councilwoman Hilda McCormic as mayor.
At Tuesday's meeting, Councilman Phil Brewster said Thurby was ousted for "misconduct and willful neglect in the performance of his office."
Thurby referred questions to his attorney, who said he needed to talk with his client but had no immediate plans to appeal the decision to court.
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