Mayor Rick Fledderman designated elected City Council Member Eugene Lambert as acting executive of the City of Batesville Friday, stated officials.
Under Indiana law, Lambert will be acting as the City's executive under this designated authority for a period up to 15 days.
According to reports, this designation of executive authority will allow all city business to proceed uninterrupted during any absence of the Mayor.
Reports show this comes as there are current criminal accusations pending against Mayor Rick Fledderman.
Members of City Council are also consulting with legal counseling in a proactive effort if this becomes a long-term absence of the Mayor.
Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters that President Donald Trump directly has "told us to develop credible viable military options and that's exactly what we're doing."
A growing number of business leaders on the councils had openly criticized his remarks laying blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally on "both sides."
A terrorist attack in Barcelona took the lives of at least 13 and left 100 injured.
President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China.
A Kenton County School district employee brought a loaded gun to Turkey Foot Middle School, Principal Ray Stanley told parents in a message to parents Thursday afternoon.