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City Council hears testimony

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By Linda Ireland

Hodgenville City Council met Thursday evening in a public hearing to consider removing Mayor Terry Cruse from office.

The council's attorney presented evidence garnered from a Kentucky State Police investigation, along with alleged violations of city ordinances and state law.

Cruse's attorney, Ron Mather, called one witness, Police Chief Steve Johnson. The moderator adjourned the meeting before cross examination could commence.

The hearing will continue at 9 a.m. May 15.

Prior to the hearing, the council met to consider appointing an ethics board. Mayor Cruse wanted to appoint three residents to the board.

City Councilwoman Glenda Wathen made a motion to approve the appointments - but the motion died for lack of a second.

More than 100 people attended the hearing at city hall.