Burgin Mayor injured in confrontation with citizen
BURGIN, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Burgin Mayor was sent to the hospital after a scuffle with a Burgin citizen following a Tuesday night Burgin City Council meeting.
According to the Harrodsburg Herald, 71 year-old Mayor George Hensley was approached by James Hurley of Burgin around 8 AM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 on the porch of the Burgin Depot.
Burgin Police Chief Casey Rucker states that the skirmish started as an argument about the previous night’s meeting then escalated.
Reports say that Hensley was struck by Hurley and fell causing a pin to protrude from his foot; he is undergoing medical treatment.
Hurley, a local farmer, and the mayor have had disputes in the past.
In 2015, Hurley reportedly accused Hensley of trespassing on his property and illegally shutting off his water.
According to the Boyle County Detention Center website, Hurley has been arrested six times between 2003 and 2005.
Charges include stalking, terroristic threatening, harassing communications, and aggravated assault.
According to Chief Rucker, Hurley is free until a warrant for his arrest is issued.