Rowan Judge-Executive Jim Nickell believes the county and Morehead Tomorrow are close to resolving a dispute over who will take possession of $75,000 in funding that had been stolen from the agency.
Former Executive Director Terri Alderman recently repaid the money to Morehead Tomorrow after she admitted taking it. She’s now serving a five-year prison term. Moth MT and the county have laid claim to that cash and went through a mediation session in late July in an effort to work out their disagreement.
Nickell, though, says Rowan officials have come up with a plan to fix the problem…but with some key stipulations…
"We've agreed, actually, to give all the funding to Morehead Tomorrow and the Arts Center, to be used for specific programs...whether its 'Arts and Eats' or whatever it may be. We just want accountability how those funds were spent, which is normal. We're dealing with tax dollars...the accountability is important to us." - Jim Nickell
Nickell says he’s still waiting to hear back from Morehead Tomorrow’s attorney about the county’s proposal.