Lawsuit seeks removal of Kentucky wildlife commissioner

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources rehired its former commissioner despite objections from Gov. Andy Beshear, a lawsuit has been filed seeking his removal. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Oldham County sportsman Larry Richards filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Franklin Circuit Court. Along with removing Commissioner Rich Storm, Richards is asking the court to find that the wildlife commission violated the Kentucky Open Meetings Act “in partaking in closed meetings for unauthorized purposes and without sufficient public notice.” Wildlife officials said they hadn’t seen the lawsuit and declined to comment.