- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Work halted Friday at Hodgenville City Hall as Kentucky State Police troopers executed a search warrant at the government facility.
Mayor Terry Cruse said police asked to review certain city records and his administration was fully cooperative with investigators. He did not specify what type of records police were interested in.
Cruse said some people in the city are unhappy with his administration, hurling accusations and starting rumors. He defended his time in office, saying the city’s accounting practices and audits have been transparent and good work has been accomplished during his tenure.
“It’s aggravating to say the least,”Cruse said of the search warrant.
The mayor said he has retained an attorney to address the matter and declined further comment about specifics of the investigation.
Hodgenville Councilman Jim Phelps Jr. said he received calls Friday about the commotion at City Hall and talked to other council members about the presence of troopers. He said he had no clue why police were there or what they were looking for.
“We’re all in the dark,”Phelps said.
Norman Chaffins, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said the post did not serve the search warrant and referred The News-Enterprise to the Special Investigations Division in Frankfort. KSP has released no information about the investigation or reasoning behind the search warrant.
Cruse on Friday afternoon said City Hall would return to business as usual Monday.
Marty Finley can be reached at (270) 505-1762 or firstname.lastname@example.org