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LaRue County school board suspends superintendent

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HODGENVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The LaRue County school board decided Monday night to suspend superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay. 

The suspension will be effective Monday, said board member Price Smith.

 Neither Smith nor the board president, Mike Hornback, would say what those changes would be. 

Residents among the crowd of 40-50 who attended the meeting wondered if those changes might be related to Sanders' use of a board-owned vehicle. They also wondered if Sanders' arrest might bring an increase in the school district's liability insurance premiums.

The board took more than ninety minutes to decide Sanders' suspension.

Hodgenville police arrested and charged him with DUI on March 29 after they say he pulled out in front of another car, smelled of alcohol, failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test.
 
Police said Sanders was driving a car registered to the school board.
  
The board appointed assistant superintendent Amanda Reed to serve as interim superintendent during the suspension. 

Sanders did not return our phone call for comment. 

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