Charged With Contempt

Independence, Ky., Feb. 8. - Seven members of the Covington (Ky.) council, the city clerk, and attorney, Henry Hallam, were held to be in contempt of court by Judge Tarvin and were placed in custody of the sheriff, with the alternative of purging themselves of contempt, or being committed to jail.  The trouble arose from the refusal of council, on the advice of their attorney, to obey an order by the judge to provide necessary furniture for the courthouse in Covington.  Under the law, while Independence is the county seat, the court is held in Covington for general convenience.  Upon the failure of council to obey the order the judge ordered the removal of the records to this little village and cited the members to appear and answer the charge of contempt.


from the Maysville Evening Bulletin, February 8, 1898