Commissioners Address Plants Case

Kanawha County Commissioners met in a special meeting Tuesday morning to talk about the Mark Plants case and the controversy surrounding it. Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper spent some of the time asking questions about the finances, and said the legal mess is costing the county (and therefore the taxpayers) about $35,000 a month. There are still questions about where to get the money for the bills -- from the general and non-traditional funds, the prosecutor’s drug forfeiture account, or some combination of those. Commissioners have another meeting planned for June 12th, and they'll ask Plants or a representative from his office to attend, to directly address some of the issues.