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Hampton sues Bevin over firings

By Tom Loftus, Louisville Courier Journal

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton filed suit against Governor Matt Bevin on Thursday, asking for court orders that would restore her two fired staff members to their jobs.

The lawsuit, filed in Franklin Circuit Court, argues the Bevin administration illegally dismissed Hampton's chief of staff Steve Knipper in late January and deputy chief of staff Adrienne Southworth in late May.

The lawsuit seeks a court order declaring that the lieutenant governor is the proper appointing authority for employees of the lieutenant governor's office.


This story was posted on 2019-08-15 11:01:21
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