Hearing board says candidate lives in city

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Bourbon County Attorney Jacqie Spradling, center, talks to Fort Scott city commission candidate Kevin “Skitch” Allen during a hearing to determine if Allen is a resident of Fort Scott. Spradling served as the chairman of the hearing board, along with Bourbon County Commission Chairman Lynne Oharah, left, and Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason, right. Clerking during the hearing was Deb Shoenberger, human resources officer in the clerk’s office
Tammy Helm

A Fort Scott City Commission candidate won a challenge Monday after his residency was called into question.

After 10 minutes behind closed doors, the candidate objection hearing board came back with a unanimous decision that Kevin “Skitch” Allen’s residence is in the Fort Scott city limits.

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