BREAKING NEWS: Special Maysville Town Board meeting set for Monday night

A special meeting of the Maysville Town Board is slated for Monday night, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and take action on the continued employment of Maysville Police Chief Matthew Perry.

According to the agenda released Thursday afternoon, the town board will enter into two executive sessions.

The first is to discuss and take action on the employment of Perry. The second is to discuss and take action to “start a town investigation about the allegations that were reported to the town.”

According to Assistant Police Chief Paul Bush, the allegations concern the Maysville Police Department.

Bush told the News Star Friday, July 10, there is an OSBI investigation being conducted on Perry but he wouldn’t comment any further on the investigation.

On Wednesday night, July 8, Maysville Mayor Earl Morton and Town Board member David Uhles suspended Maysville Police Chief Matthew Perry with pay.

According to Town Clerk Sandra Albright, Morton and Uhles were advised by City Attorney Tyler Perryman they could suspend the police chief without a meeting of the town board as long as it was with pay.

Albright said she didn’t know why Perry was suspended, but that Morton and Uhles were looking into some allegations concerning Perry.

Albright told the News Star to suspend any employee of the town without pay would require a vote of the town board.

The News Star has attempted to reach Morton and Perryman for a comment and they have not responded to our efforts.

The News Star will have more on this story as details become available.