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W’burg Housing Authority votes to hire interim director, changes Lovitt’s suspension to without pay

Even though he is suspended, the Williamsburg Housing Authority’s executive director still has a job at least on paper, but as of Sept. 11, he is no longer getting paid for that job. On Aug. 23, the Williamsburg Housing Authority’s Board of Directors voted to suspended Executive...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019

W’burg Housing Authority Executive Director arrested for abuse of public trust, forgery

Williamsburg police arrested the suspended executive director of the Williamsburg Housing Authority Monday morning in connection with an investigation involving “misappropriations with finances” at the housing authority. Williamsburg Police Lt. Bobby Freeman arrested James R....
Posted On 02 Sep 2019

Laurel deputies searching for suspects who took money from church

          Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for four suspects in connection with the theft of more than $15,000 from a local church’s checking account. According to Sheriff John Root, the suspects are identified as 60-year-old David Hosey of...

Leigh Burke indicted for second time

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke was indicted for a second time Monday morning. This time in connection with a theft from the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). A former chief financial officer for the Whitley...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Whitley School District finance officer fired, arrested for forgery

The former chief financial officer for the Whitley County School District, who was fired on June 16 amid allegations of misappropriations of school funds, is free on bond after being arrested June 21 for forgery involving another organization. Leigh Burke, 54, of Williamsburg, is...
Posted On 22 Jun 2016