Fayette County Detention Center Director Ron Bishop admitted from his home in Louisville, with his City of Lexington car in the driveway, that he has fired Rashel Coatney.
The move is clearly attributable to Coatney's son developing a rare form of cancer costing hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat. Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry might want to weigh in on this one, especially after considering the millions of dollars in civil lawsuits the city's taxpayers already face for keeping Bishop employed.
It would still be cheaper for Lexington taxpayers if they demanded Newberry give Coatney her job back and, instead, get rid of Bishop. Otherwise, Newberry is just providing support to his critics who say he is in office only to enrich himself with legal fees defending his own actions.