Garrard County will pay $25,000 to settle a doctor's lawsuit that accused the county of reneging on a deal to pay some of his student loans.
Kelvin Bailey was recruited by the county in 1998 to move there and open a practice. The county agreed to pay on the loans.
But Bailey, who now lives is Missouri, later claimed the county stopped making payments. The county, meanwhile, argued Bailey wasn't practicing in the county as he had agreed. Bailey sued in 2002.
Under the settlement, which was completed April 29, the county will pay Bailey $25,000 in six monthly installments beginning May 1. Additionally, the county agreed to write letters to three credit agencies acknowledging that it did not make payments on Bailey's student loans for three years.