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WORLD NEWS I A7 SPORTS I B1 Unforgettable United States to sink tsunami ghost ship 4 years What will be Darius Miller’s legacy at UK? NATIONAL NEWS I A6 Census finds record low growth in suburbs Advocate-Messenger The 75¢ | Danville, Kentucky Friday, April 6, 2012 11 months, $300K, still no city manager By STEPHANIE MOJICA Danville has spent more than $300,000 on city manager-related matters in less than 11 months, according to financial documents obtained through an open records request, and still does not have a permanent replacement for Paul Stansbury. In May, Stansbury was fired in a 3-2 vote that alleged he failed to provide strong and proactive leadership, did not adequately manage the city’s cemeteries, failed to instruct and guide city commissioners in a timely manner about the expansion of the water plant, and did not follow the city’s procurement policy on at least two occasions. Stansbury set- SO YOU KNOW Ex-police officer sentenced to 3 years in sex case $40,000 legal settlement, wages, unused vacation time and holiday pay, records show. In January, Stansbury received a check for $50,491. Since Stansbury’s termination, the city has spent an additional $10,666 for his medical benefits and $480 for his dental plan. Officials also paid the northern Kentucky law firm Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing $4,055.48 to handle Stansbury’s Stansbury Scott wrongful termination dispute. But while the city has been paying tled with the city after a brief period of Stansbury for duties the City Commislegal disputes. sion voted he could no longer perform, Recent audits conducted for the pe- it also has paid two other temporary city riod in which he served showed no fi- managers as well as the expenses assonancial irregularities. ciated with searching for a new permaBetween May 12 and July 11, the city paid Stansbury $66,197.42 including a See DANVILLE, on A8 Mayor says committee fell short of goal By STEPHANIE MOJICA Mayor Bernie Hunstad plans to ask the Danville Citizens Committee to reconvene regarding the search for a permanent city manager, he said ursday. e committee reviewed 12 resumes last month and selected four resumes to forward to city commissioners for review. City Clerk Donna Peek redacted the Hunstad See MAYOR, on A8 McConnell unplugged PARIS (AP) — A former Harrodsburg police officer who pleaded guilty to 148 counts of sex crimes involving a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to three years in prison. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the special judge in the case, Bourbon County Circuit Judge Rob Johnson, sentenced 31-yearold Jason Elder on Thursday in Paris. Under a plea agreement, Elder must enroll and complete a sex-offender treatment program and must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. Elder pleaded guilty in January to two counts of third-degree rape, 49 counts of third-degree sodomy and 97 counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was an officer who conducted Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes in Mercer County schools. He was suspended without pay after his indictment and turned in his badge and gun. KENTUCKY LOTTERY THURSDAY MIDDAY Pick 3: 5-3-8 Pick 4: 1-3-1-4 Clay Jackson/ EVENING Pick 3: 2-8-6 Pick 4: 0-3-4-8 CashBall: 04-22-28-31 Cash Ball: 3, Kicker: 9-3-4-8-0 5 Card Cash: KS-3C-4D-8H-3S Centre College president John A. Roush and the crowd clap as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell waves to the audience at Weisiger Theatre. Senator says Obama’s comments on health care ‘over the line’ By DAVID BROCK TONIGHT Clear. High: 60s Low: 30s Complete weather map, A10 INDEX Advice Classifieds Comics Deaths Local News National News Opinion Religion Sports World News A10 B6-B8 B9 A2 A2-A3 A6 A9 A4-A5 B1-B6 A7 Vol. 146, No. 243 6 05358 12300 7 Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger Mitch McConnell stayed on the attack over comments President Barack Obama made about the Supreme Court's impending decision on health care legislation as he barnstormed central Kentucky on ursday. In a speech in Lexington and later in an interview with e Advocate-Messenger, the Senate minority leader spoke at length about what he said was “the Supreme Court deliberation and the inappropriateness of (Obama) clearly trying to intimidate them into doing what he wants them to do,” referring to remarks Obama made Monday, in which he said striking down the health care reform act passed in 2010 would be an overreach. “Everybody’s complained from time-to-time about the Supreme Court decisions after the fact, but to try to weigh in in advance strikes me as over the line,” McConnell said. “It’s been a pattern. He did it a couple years ago at the State of the Union with regards to another decision they made with them sitting right in front Clay Jackson/ of him. I think he ought to back off.” e Senate’s top ranking Republican also pointed to Centre College president John A. Roush listens as Sen. Mitch McConnell answers questions from the audience See MCCONNELL, on A8 at Weisiger Theatre on the campus of Centre College. RELIVE KENTUCKY’S DOMINATING DOMINATING SEASON Centre first stop in lecture series By DAVID BROCK U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell briefly left present politics roiling on the Washington D.C. back-burner when he stopped ursday in Centre College's Weisiger eater to deliver the first in a series of historical lectures on prominent Kentucky senators. e senate minority leader said it was apropos that the lecture series, which he envisions as seven or eight speeches given at colleges and universities across the state, begin at a school that has strong ties to the subjects of his first talk, the Breckinridge family. John C. Breckinridge, who would become the country's youngest vice See CENTRE, on A8 Advocate Communications Proudly Presents Our Exclusive Book On The Kentucky Championship Season! 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