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Scott Moseley Resigns As Mayor Of Harrodsburg

Commission Approves $2 An Hour Raises For City Workers

The Harrodsburg Herald/Robert Moore
Harrodsburg Scott Moseley is resigning to take a position with the state government. Moseley’s last day will be Wednesday, May 31. Two candidates have filed to run in the special mayoral election in November.

Robert Moore
Herald Staff

Harrodsburg Mayor Scott Moseley is resigning. Moseley’s last day as mayor is Wednesday, May 31. At the Harrodsburg Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on Monday, May 22, Moseley announced he was resigning as mayor to take a position with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

The city commission voted to name Moseley as the new mayor at a special-called meeting in February. Moseley replaced former Mayor Billy Whitenack, who resigned in January after he and his wife purchased a home outside Harrodsburg city limits.

Moseley formerly served for over a decade on the Harrodsburg City Commission, overseeing the police, telecommunications and fire departments. He resigned in February 2021 after being promoted to division director over property and casualty with the Kentucky Department of Insurance. Later that year, Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Moseley to serve as judge-executive for Mercer County. Moseley lost in the 2022 election to Sarah Steele.

City Commissioner Marvin “Bubby” Isham will serve as mayor pro tem. There will be a mayoral election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, when voters will also get to vote on statewide offices. So far, two candidates have entered the race: Jo Lynn Pike, Jo Lynn Pike, who served with the Harrodsburg Police Department for 28 years before retiring as a senior records clerk, and former City Commissioner Jennifer Kazimer. The deadline to enter the mayoral race is Tuesday, June 6, at 4 p.m.

On Monday, Moseley said he thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of leading the city and hoped some of the decisions he and the city commission made during his brief tenure will lead the city to a positive future.

“It’s been an absolute privilege and an honor to serve the people of Harrodsburg,” he said.

Outside of the continuing game of “Who Wants To Be Mayor of Hogtown?” Monday’s meeting was eventful for other reasons. The commission approved $2 an hour salary adjustments for all full time employees in the general government, water administration, parks, street, cemetery and water and wastewater maintenance departments as well as the water and wastewater treatment plants. The salary adjustments go into effect Saturday, May 27.

At the last city commission meeting on May 8, they voted to adjust the pay rate of the police department by $2 per hour and to reinstate hazardous pay for all police and firefighters.

On Monday, the city commission also gave first reading to a series of ordinances that amend the job descriptions for various management positions, including the assistant street and park maintenance superintendent, street and parks maintenance superintendent, wastewater treatment facilities superintendent, assistant wastewater treatment facilities superintendent, water/wastewater maintenance superintendent, water/wastewater maintenance assistant superintendent, water treatment facilities superintendent and water treatment facilities assistant superintendent.

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1 Comment

  1. Fran Ruggles on May 25, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    A portion of this article gives the impression that Whitenack and his wife purchased a home after the election. In fact, it was purchased in the Summer of 2022. He waited until after the unopposed election to resign. Had people known, we may have found a write in candidate to challenge him. Voters need to remember this should he ever ask for your vote as sheriff in the future. Transparency should be a requirement from a public servant.

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