Friday, June 27, 2008

Jim, are going let her talk about you like this?

Former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac may have dumped the Fayette Detention Center prisoner abuse scandal in current Mayor Jim Newberry's lap for him to ignore, but she said in sworn testimony that he didn't always ignore it.

In fact, she said he even brought up the federal investigation in a campaign debate to try to discredit her.

She claimed Newberry said "there's a problem at the jail."

Then Isaac continued her testimony, saying "I think maybe he even said he wanted to turn it over to (Fayette County Sheriff) Kathy Witt."

"I said we believe there are no problems at the jail and they will find nothing," Isaac said.