The Barbourville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove two-term Mayor David Thompson from office, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
The newspaper reported that the vote was based on a state audit that found numerous poor financial practices since Thompson had taken office.
The newspaper reported that the council filed 11 administrative charges against Thompson, including that he paid contractors more than $73,000 for work that city employees could have done; failed to seek bids as required in several cases; and had an improper role in his wife being hired for a management job at the city water park.
Thompson did not testify at the hearing, according to the published report.
Thompson's attorney told the newspaper that Thompson would appeal his removal.
*Note: The photo of David Thompson that accompanies this story is courtesy of The Times Tribune.