Regional
4:29 pm
Thu September 2, 2004

Stanton Mayor Fired by City Council

Stanton, Ky. – The Stanton City Council last night unanimously upheld
charges that Myers Arnett showed up for work under the
influence of alcohol, misappropriated public funds in
city contracts, and sexually harassed city employees.
Council members voted after a special hearing in which
Arnett's friends and city workers described his conduct.

Arnett's attorney is Jerry Anderson of Lexington. Anderson
says the outcome of the hearing was decided before the
Council met. Arnett sued the Council before the hearing
in an attempt to block his removal. However, no judge
heard the case before the vote.

Arnett has been mayor of the Powell County seat for six
years.