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Pineville mayor talks to hospital employees and lawyers

From Hannah Reynolds - WYMT Cumberland Valley Bureau Chief

Mayor Scott Madon says Southeastern Kentucky Medical Center hospital administrators asked him to speak to employees Friday morning.

Madon says after city lawyers talked with hospital trustee lawyers, he felt encouraged that the city could find a solution that wouldn't become a burden on the citizens of Pineville.

The mayor said: "They gave us some, I said assurances I guess, that we could do that and keep the city safe," he continued to say, "No matter what I did, you know, I had to make sure it wouldn't bounce back on the city residents."

Hospital staff said they also felt better about the situation, as the city is intending to intervene.

Security Director, Keith Cox said: "I think everybody is confident. Pineville hospital is open and we are functioning, and we're going to be here." Madon says the goal is to have a plan sorted out within the next 90 days.

Friday May 10th made one month since employees were paid.

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