Library, Former CEO Wrangle Over Pay
Kathleen Imhoff was fired in 2009 after the Lexington Herald-Leader uncovered questionable spending under her leadership.
But the former Lexington Public Library CEO and the library remain locked in a legal battle over pay, along with allegations of discrimination and defamation.
Imhoff was awarded more than $925,000 by an arbitration panel last year, but a Fayette Circuit Court judge has reduced that amount considerably.
In her suit against the library in 2010, Imhoff alleged that her dismissal was a violation of her contract. Arbitrators agreed and awarded her the money last May. But Judge Thomas Clark has lowered the amount to $256,940 for the remaining two years of her contract.
Both parties have appealed the ruling.
The 2009 Herald-Leader report detailed more than $134,000 the former CEO spent on travel, meals, and other items over the course of five years. Imhoff has defended the spending as proper.