Updated: Jan 6
Muldraugh voted for a new mayor this past November when then Mayor Joseph Noon decided to run for magistrate. Voters selected Anthony Lee to be their new mayor. However, Lee issued a letter of resignation yesterday after issues with his pension arose due to him being the Public Works Supervisor for the city and not having a three month break in between that position and taking office as mayor. He says the Kentucky Public Pension Authority had previously told him it would not be an issue.
On Monday, Jan. 2, the Muldraugh City Council held a special called meeting to appoint a mayor until a special election can be held later this year. The council voted 4 to 1 in favor of having Mayor Noon come back and serve as interim mayor until the special election. Lee will retain his position of Public Works Supervisor until the end of fiscal year in June and says he plans to run again in the special election. A more in-depth story will be in this week’s edition of the Meade County Messenger.