A familiar face is taking the place of Bardstown's embattled former mayor.
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appoint Councilman Dick Heaton as mayor.
Heaton replaces ousted mayor John Royalty, who was found guilty of official misconduct last week after allegedly sifting through a council member's personal emails.
This is the second time Heaton has served as Bardstown mayor. He first held the mayor's post from 2006-2010.
He'll serve the remainder of Royalty's term, which runs through the end of 2018.