Parade Lawsuit Settled

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An eastern Kentucky man who sued over being barred from a parade because of a political message related to the slaying of a family member has settled a lawsuit with the county and city that banned him.

Jeffrey Flaugher settled with the city of Sandy Hook and Elliott County Fiscal Court last week. Terms of the settlement were not released.

Flaugher is a former Carter County magistrate. He sued the city and county in December in federal court, claiming they hindered him from participating in the Elliott County Tobacco Festival parade in September 2006.

Flaugher said his civil rights were violated because he wasn't allowed to enter the parade with a truck draped in political signs condemning Rebecca Phillips for circuit judge.

Phillips is a former associate of Robert Miller, who represented one of the defendants charged with the 2004 shotgun slayings of Flaugher's son, 26-year-old Jeffrey "Bub" Flaugher, and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Teresa Leadingham.