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  • KY County Judge Conducts Business from Jail Cell

    11/09/2003 1:08:48 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 11-09-03 | Cheves, John
    Judge conducts business from jail AWAITS SENTENCING ON VOTE-BUYING CONVICTION By John Cheves HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER HINDMAN - After a decade in Appalachian politics, Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome might be more popular behind bars than he ever was at the ballot box. Newsome, 52, is being held in the Fayette County jail, awaiting a sentence of up to 15 years in federal prison for buying votes in his 1998 election. A jury convicted him last month. But Newsome continues to serve as county judge, meeting people and signing county papers during visiting hours. He still collects his $63,753 salary....