BG Commission to Discuss Lawsuit Against Catron

By: Jon Hardison
By: Jon Hardison

The Bowling Green City Commission will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss whether or not to sue a former Sloan Convention Center Board member for alleged over billing and missing money.

An 118-page independent report released in March detailed approximately $745,000 in alleged over billing and misspent money by former board member Steve Catron, a local attorney.

Commissioner Jim Bullington, whom fellow commissioners credit with spearheading the initial investigation effort, and Louisville attorney Gregg Hovious were empowered by the full commission to negotiate with Catron in hopes of reaching a settlement and staying out of court.

A tolling agreement signed by Catron in December to extend the statute of limitations on a potential lawsuit, is set to expire at the end of next week.

Mayor Sandy Jones says the tolling agreement is the motivation for Tuesday's meeting.

"Getting the citizens money back. That's what we have to stay focused on and take the path that's going to be the most productive as far as returning taxpayers' dollars that allegedly have been misspent," Jones said.

The new Convention Center Board (comprised of the city commission and Warren Co. Judge-Exec. Mike Buchanon) is scheduled to meet immediately following the meeting.

One commissioner reached at home on Saturday told WBKO to "read between the lines" as to whether or not action could be forthcoming.

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