POV | No Do-overs for Hatfield - WDRB 41 Louisville News

POV | No Do-overs for Hatfield

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Just like a nagging pain in the….back… that won't go away, Julius Hatfield is back in the news again after withdrawing his resignation as a trustee of the Southeast Bullitt County Fire Protection Board.

You of course remember Hatfield, who demonstrated his racism and unfitness for public office late last year in a number of videotaped incidents and faces multiple claims of insurance fraud, mismanagement and abuse of public trust.

Hatfield says he's taking back his resignation because it was never officially accepted and because he's heard from numerous taxpayers and fire district residents who are concerned about how the fire district is being run in his absence.

I wonder who those concerned residents might be? Surely it couldn't be any of the attendees at last week's meeting who booed Hatfield lustily after hearing his announcement. Then again, it may have been some of his cronies who could have some of their own explaining to do if those claims of mismanagement of public funds and fraud receive a close inspection.

Hatfield's attorney, Thomas Clay, says it's up to the fiscal court to take further action. If that‘s the case, then they need to move swiftly to help Mr. Hatfield find his coat and the exit door one more time so Bullitt County can rid itself of this embarrassment once and for all.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.

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