Regional
3:48 pm
Wed April 21, 2004

Former Democratic Candidate Dismissed at State Park

Gilbertsville, KY – Fletcher Administration officials are citing alleged misuse
of state property and state merit employees as the reasons
for firing Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Superintendent Brian Roy. Roy's attorney says his client
will fight the dismissal.

Roy, who ran unsuccessfully against Republican Ed Whitfield
in the 2000 First District Congressional Race, is accused of
proving free rounds of golf to 114 people last year at the
state park, without adequately documenting why the
complimentary rounds were allowed. Earlier this week the
Fletcher Administration
charged that more than thirty thousand free rounds of golf
had been given away at state parks last year. Roy is accused
of providing about one third of one percent of the free rounds
of golf allowed across the state.

The dismissal letter from the Republican administration in
Frankfort also accuses Roy of participating in the management
of the Marshall County Democratic Party, in violation of his
state merit job.