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McMahan Fire Chief Suspended

McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth has been supended without pay.The Courier-Journal reports that the board of the McMahan Fire Protection District also voted Tuesday night to hire an accountant to review documents that may show mismanagement of funds.A hearing related to Barth's status with the department has been scheduled for December 7.The McMahan Fire Protection District serves the Hikes Point community.Barth is also the liaison between suburban fire chiefs and Louisville Metro Government and is the chairman of the board of the WHAS Crusade for Children.

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