Mayor to address McKenzie Mattingly’s employment status later today



Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 12:02 p.m. — The employment status of Bardstown Police Capt. McKenzie Mattingly will be addressed this afternoon by Mayor Dick Heaton at the start of the council’s 5 p.m. working session, according to a press release from the mayor’s office.

According to Louisville media reports, the mayor has briefed members of the city council on changes within the city police department — changes which comes just more than a year after former Mayor John Royalty ignited a firestorm of protests when he restructured the city police department without advising the council and while then-chief Rick McCubbin was on sick leave.

Mattingly has served as assistant chief of the department since he was appointed by Royalty in April 2016 at the same time that he and former city police officer Brad Gillock were promoted to captain and lieutenant respectively. Mattingly and Gillock served as the department’s command staff and answered to the chief of police.

The Nelson County Gazette will have Facebook Live coverage of the announcement at the start of this evening’s working session at 5 p.m.


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