Trial begins in Barren County horse seizing lawsuit

BARREN CO., Ky.-The trial for the lawsuit involving seized horses in Barren County officially began on Monday morning. 

Early Monday, local officials gathered in Barren County Judge John Alexander’s courtroom for the first hearing in the case. 

A lawsuit filed by a Christian County family, claims Judge-Executive Micheal Hale and other governmental officials illegally seized their horses. 

Four attorneys filed to dismiss the case, and two attorneys have not yet filed. They have until September 6th.

The lawyers for the public officials and judge-executive argue that elected officials have immunity from prosecution.

For News 40’s previous report on the case, click here.