Board Considers Bylaws

Madisonville, KY – The Hopkins County Humane Society board met yesterday to discuss bylaw revisions. The measure follows debates between county officials and Humane Society President Judy Lacy. Earlier this year reports indicated a high euthanasia rate and poor conditions at the county's animal shelter. Among consideration at yesterday's meeting was officer removal. The Madisonville Messenger reports an officer could only be removed by a two-thirds majority vote, a subsequent suspension, and an investigation by an appeals panel. Changes also define who may serve on the board and stipulate that a board member may only hold one post. President Judy Lacy currently holds an additional position as treasurer. Officials hope the new bylaws will alleviate accusations of mismanagement and in-fighting among board members. The group is expected to vote on the revisions in December.