Councilwoman drops out of Northern Kentucky deer hunting suit

FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) _ A lawsuit aimed at stopping deer hunting
in the northern Kentucky city of Fort Thomas will continue without
Lisa Kelly.

The City Council member filed a motion on Tuesday to remove her
name as a plaintiff in the suit.

The Kentucky Enquirer quoted Kelly saying she is still opposed
to hunting deer within city limits, but feels being a party to the
lawsuit is a conflict of interest with her council post.

Kelly and Fort Thomas resident William Sheffield filed the
lawsuit in December 2007 after the council passed ordinances that
allowed the use of bows and arrows at certain times for hunting in
the city limits.

A federal judge ruled last year in favor of the city’s deer
management policy. Sheffield is appealing that ruling.

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