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  • Liggett, city end ‘nightmare’ on Elm Street

  • Mullinville city officials and resident artist M.T. Liggett have ended their feud over a disputed stretch of Elm Street.
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  • Mullinville city officials and resident artist M.T. Liggett have ended their feud over a disputed stretch of Elm Street.
    “It’s over,” said Liggett on Monday. “That’s about all I have to say.”
    Liggett and Mullinville city officials have gone back-and-forth for nearly a year over the stretch of road. The Mullinville City Council and Mayor Andy Kimble believed the street was city property maintained by city tax dollars and Liggett disagreed, citing an ordinance filing error.
    In protest Liggett moved more than a dozen trailers and metal objects onto the west side of the road, which he believed was his rightful property.
    In September District Judge Van Hampton sided with the city and approved a temporary restraining order that forced Liggett to remove the trailers.
    The case was settled before the preliminary hearing.
    Liggett said he signed a quitclaim deed that gave the disputed land to the city for $10.
    The city council also unanimously approved two Elm Street resolutions at their regular meeting on Nov. 5. They clarified the sale of the land and assured Liggett that the city had no intention towards his pasture land, which sits on the west side of the street. 
    “We achieved what we wanted to achieve,” said Kimble on Tuesday. “We wanted to clear up the discrepancies on Elm Street and we did that.”
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