EDITORIAL: Expanded investigation should soon bring clarity

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

The Bardstown City Council’s investigation into possible malfeasance by the administration of Mayor John Royalty took a turn recently when its members approved expanding the probe.

The inquiry has moved beyond the issue of whether records leaked to the media were intended to illegally influence the outcome of the Nov. 8 election. On Jan. 24, following an hour-long closed session where the mayor was forced to leave the room, Councilman John Kelley, a former county attorney, announced the search by a private investigator, lawyer Scott Crosbie, had led down other paths.

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