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Image 3 of The Advocate Messenger April 6, 2012

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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012 A3 THE ADVOCATE-MESSENGER WWW.AMNEWS.COM e sun shines bright LOCAL Bank sued by former manager By TODD KLEFFMAN STANFORD — A former employee of PBK Bank has filed a lawsuit against the bank alleging that bank officials conspired to make him the fall guy for their bad banking decisions. David Woodall, former manager of the PBK branch in Mount Vernon, filed the complaint last week in Lincoln Circuit Court. Among the defendants are PBK president Jack Johnson, CEO Bruce Edgington, secretary Stanley Buris, CFO Joye Hunt and several members of the bank’s board of directors. Also named is Ralph Weikel, of Performance Management, an outside firm that was called in to review the bank’s practices. Neither PBK nor any of the other defendants have yet responded to the allegations in the complaint. According to the lawsuit, Woodall worked at the bank from 2004 until he was terminated in March of last year. He was fired, the complaint states, because he complained to the board that he believed “co-workers were falsifying reports, omitting reports, altering his reports and other reports, and changing minutes of meetings.” Edgington told Woodall that Hunt had lied about Woodall to Weikel, who was reviewing the bank’s practices. e complaint also alleges Edgington and Weikel conspired with other bank officials “to shift blame for bad banking practices from Edgington to Woodall.” Woodall’s attorney, Jerry Cox of Mount Vernon, de- clined on ursday to elaborate on the alleged “bad banking practices” or any other specifics of the case until after the defendants have filed their responses. e lawsuit alleges that Woodall was the subject of harrassment and retaliation, including being demoted and ultimately being fired, because he complained about the improper practices at the bank. He also suffered emotional stress and embarrasment. He has lost wages and health insurance, and is no longer able to work in the banking industry, the complaint states. e lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of compensatory and punitive damages against the bank and the defendants in their official and individual capacities. Perryville to punish passive pet owners By JOANNA KING Clay Jackson/ A horse grazes in a field recently on Dry Branch Road, the colors of spring in evidence. POLICE blotter Editor’s note: Taken from the Danville 911 records, the Police Blotter represents a history of the initial calls and the information used by the dispatcher to send officers to investigate complaints. It is not necessarily an indication of what the officer found upon arrival at the scene, or of how police may have dealt with the complaint. APRIL 4 3:07 a.m., caller advised someone broke the window of her vehicle in the parking lot across from the city parking garage. 9:57 a.m., complaint of neighbor dispute on North Street now in progress; assistance given. 11:28 a.m., report of an SUV sitting in a field on Scrubgrass Road in Gravel Switch; vehicle belongs to farm’s new owner. 12:05 p.m., report of a domestic altercation in progress in parking lot on Walker Court. 12:11 p.m., female caller from Shaker Point Apartments advised her ex-boyfriend just left with her mailbox and house keys; officer advised it was a verbal domestic and both subjects have calmed down. 12:13 p.m., caller advised that her 16-year-old brother is yelling profanities at her and is out of control. 1:48 p.m., a male at a horse farm on Perryville Road has been kicked in the head; assistance given. 1:50 p.m., female has had money stolen from her bank account; assistance given. 2:06 p.m., female at Walmart had her purse stolen; loss prevention called back and said a customer has turned in the purse. 2:46 p.m., two-vehicle collision on South Fourth Street. 4:45 p.m., report of an elderly male on West Lexington Avenue receiving fraudulent emails. 5:52 p.m., caller is his mother’s power of attorney and wants to speak to an officer about possible domestic abuse to her. 6:03 p.m., report of smoke coming from under the door of a vacant Meadow Run apartment; 6:11 p.m., fire department has command. 7:25 p.m., report that neighborhood juveniles have damaged the siding on caller’s Dorothy Avenue home. 10:53 p.m., a suspicious male at Comfort Suites is inquiring about a guest there; he is now walking around the business; arrest made. 11:43 p.m., report of a verbal disturbance with the caller and the father of her child; he has threatened to take the child. Fire hydrant flushing and testing Danville fire officials will continue flushing hydrants throughout the city to ensure they work in an emergency. Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins. Streets include adjacent areas and roadways. Rain and emergencies may delay testing. Flushing will be done between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on the following days: Monday: Maple Avenue area, Argyll subdivision, Hardee Street area and Caldwell Manor. Tuesday: Downtown area, includes Broadway to Martin Luther King to include area around Centre College campus. Firefighters will also be testing the downtown area beginning at 7 p.m. to avoid traffic problems. Wednesday: West Danville, Boyle County High School area, Millennium Park and Lebanon Road to the intersection of the bypass. Thursday: Ben Ali area, Danville Square, Bluegrass subdivision and Bluegrass Pike. Friday: South Fourth Street, Kentucky School for the Deaf area, stockyards area and J.E. Woods Drive. Hydrant flushing may cause discoloration of your household water in or near the areas being tested, which is a result of iron deposits being disturbed during the flushing process. Iron deposits can build up inside pressure tanks, water heaters and water pipes. It occasionally breaks loose, causing rusty water when faucets are first opened. is happens especially when city or household water lines are disturbed and rust breaks loose from old pipes. Customers are advised to check their water for signs of discoloration prior to doing laundry. If you notice discoloration in the water, let it run until it clears before doing laundry. is usually takes less than five minutes. If laundry appears stained, keep the articles wet and rewash them using a rust-removing compound. Do not use bleach on stained laundry, as it will “set” the stain. For more information, call (859) 238-1211. Be warned, residents of and visitors to Perryville, Chief Charlie Parks has an ordinance, and he is not afraid to use it. Discussed in the regular session meeting of the City Council was the growing problem of pet owners who walk their dogs downtown but don’t clean up the excrement the dogs leave behind. Mayor Anne Sleet proposed an ordinance that would allow police to issue a citation and collect a $50 fine for each occurrence. Also considered was amending some current ordinances to save money and time. Parks performed an impromptu search of existing ordinances and found that the same one proposed already is on the books. Parks also asked to have published the following: “e City of Perryville will be strictly enforcing all city ordinances for tall grass; yards with excessive trash; blowing grass clippings into the roadway; abandoned vehicles in yards or on streets; and any other violations during the grass cutting season from April 1 through Oct. 1, so please keep your yards mowed and all unnecessary trash picked up and all junk vehicles moved away so we can keep our city beautiful and clean. If you own property in Perryville and do not live here, please make sure someone is taking care of your property to avoid violations.” Council also moved a few steps forward in a no-pay contract with Tim Simpson as artist-in-residence. Simpson already serves in that role but having the title in an official capacity would allow Simpson to apply for grants and offset expenses for the free services he already provides. Simpson is lobbying for the third floor of the Community Center, currently used as storage, as an artist’s studio. Drafting an agreement free from any city liability and installing an additional upstairs door to bring the space into code compliance is expected to take less than two weeks. e council agreed to this plan once the details have been addressed. RenfroValley Happy 17th Birthday Our Sweet MacKenzie Taken Too Soon But Ever In Our Hearts. We love you so much and miss you more and more everyday! Love, Mommy, Willie & Baby Maddox MARKSBURY MARKSBURY FARM MARKET FARM ARKET Buy Local, Eat Well. Buy Local, Eat Well. 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