Falmouth council airs concerns about mayor - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Falmouth council airs concerns about mayor

Elonda Hinson (Source: Facebook) Elonda Hinson (Source: Facebook)
FALMOUTH, KY (FOX19) -

Several Falmouth city council members are voicing their concerns over actions Mayor Elonda Hinson has taken since being elected.

“It’s a lack of leadership really,” said Councilman Sebastian Ernst.

"There’s no chain of command here anymore. Usually when there’s a mayor she delegates power to the department heads and the department heads can control their departments… that’s just non-existent right now.”

Ernst asked the mayor to resign earlier this week.

Other council members are now concerned about her treatment of city employees.

They say they have received letters from employees, past and present, alleging the mayor abused and threatened their positions.

“Our concern, and especially with [me personally] is the employees’ safety and their rights,” Councilwoman April DeFalco said.

City Council will meet again at 6 p.m. Thursday.

They are expected to launch an investigation into the mayor’s conduct while in office and dealings with other city employees.

“Lack of leadership, lack of chain of command and it’s just overwhelmingly obvious that there’s harassment in the city of Falmouth,” said Councilwoman Amy Hitch.

Copyright 2017 WXIX. All rights reserved. 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Can FC Cincinnati smash another attendance record?

    Can FC Cincinnati smash another attendance record?

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:50 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:50:55 GMT
    FC Cincinnati takes on Charlotte Independent Wednesday night at Nippert Stadium. (FOX19 NOW/file)FC Cincinnati takes on Charlotte Independent Wednesday night at Nippert Stadium. (FOX19 NOW/file)

    Can FC Cincinnati smash another attendance record? We won’t have to wait too long to find out.

    Full Story >

    Can FC Cincinnati smash another attendance record? We won’t have to wait too long to find out.

    Full Story >
  • Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital

    Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:11:51 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:47:38 GMT
    (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...(Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    Full Story >

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    Full Story >
  • Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address

    Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:21:54 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 10:47:22 GMT
    While not mentioning his successor, President Donald Trump, by name, Obama's speech in South Africa countered many of Trump's policies, rallying people to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for. (Source: Nelsonmandela.org/CNN)While not mentioning his successor, President Donald Trump, by name, Obama's speech in South Africa countered many of Trump's policies, rallying people to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for. (Source: Nelsonmandela.org/CNN)

    Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump, promoting values now under threat.

    Full Story >

    Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump, promoting values now under threat.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly