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Thomason files suit against Tish alleging slander

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

The St. Elmo man who served as that town’s police chief until being fired last November is suing the man who fired him.

Ken Thomason, who was St. Elmo’s police chief for about 16 years, is alleging in a complaint filed last Thursday in Fayette County Circuit Court that Larry Tish slandered him a number of times.

Thomason is suing Tish as an individual and not for any actions while serving as mayor of the community. He is alleging that Tish’s slanderous comments stem from his arrest by Thomason in the past.


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