Fireman finally gets his story out

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Fire marshal says mayor ordered him to print fire reports, friends say he feared for his job if he talked

By Forrest Berkshire, Editor

The origin of two fire department reports about fires at former residences of Councilwoman Kecia Copeland were included in a batch of documents left anonymously at a Bardstown City Council session are finally confirmed.

Fireman Todd Spalding printed them, on the orders of Mayor John Royalty, according to the findings of a three-month investigation released Tuesday night. In fact, the report states, Royalty asked him to print them twice.

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