LANCASTER - Public anger over possible planning and zoning was turned up a notch Monday night at the Garrard Fiscal Court when a magistrate was asked to resign because he wasn't "listening to a majority of the people."
Kenneth Robinson, a leader of the no-zoning movement in the county, asked Joe Leavell to step down because he does not believe the magistrate, who has said he is in favor of some zoning, was representing his constituents.
"I don't think you're doing your job," Robinson said.
Leavell looked at Robinson but didn't respond.
Leavell, reached at home this morning, said the request "caught me off guard, of course," but that he would not resign.
"I'm doing the best I can for the county," he said. "When you make tough decisions, you're not gonna please everybody."