Lawsuits Detail Troubles in Breathitt (Ky.) Schools

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two administrators in a troubled eastern Kentucky school district filed lawsuits offering some details about the management and financial problems that resulted in a state takeover.

The lawsuits, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Lexington, say those who cooperated with the FBI during an investigation into vote fraud in Breathitt County were targeted for retaliation.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( reports the lawsuits were filed by Charles David Napier, assistant superintendent, and Steve Banks, transportation director, against Breathitt County school board members and former superintendent Arch Turner, who is in prison after pleading guilty to vote-buying charges.

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