Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Wellton Mayoral Recall Underway

Now a follow up to a story we brought to you Thursday. A recall effort is underway in Wellton asking the Mayor to step down. Matthew Brooks is speaking out and heading a recall effort against Mayor James Deermer after the town decided to hire Russ Ellis as the new police chief instead of hiring Jeff Philpot. Brooks spoke with our television partner KYMATV about the issue.
 
Philpot accepted the post as interim chief in 2011. After serving at that position for more than a year, many citizens assumed he would get the job. Ellis was hired instead, causing uproar in the community. Brooks served as Wellton police chief for 21 years.

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