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Our favorite Kentucky mayor used taxpayer money on his football team

Former Prestonsburg mayor Jerry Fannin, a friend of the KSR program, is in a little bit of trouble.

When Fannin was mayor of the Floyd County seat back in 2013, he spent taxpayer money on a semi-professional football team called the Kentucky Drillers. Fannin owned an interest in the team; he also played on the team, which isn’t a surprise. (My guess is linebacker. A mean one.)

According to, Fannin conned the city out of $7,800 to put toward the Drillers:

Fannin got city employees and agencies to spend money for donations or advertising for the benefit of the team, according to his plea agreement.

He also used a city-owned bus to take the team to away games and directed the city to spend money at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park that he said was to finance repairs, but was actually for rooms for team members, the plea document said.

The money diverted to benefit the team totaled $7,800, the indictment said.

Fannin was charged in February, and entered a plea on one count of theft last week.

The Drillers competed in the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) and the Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL), but only lasted three seasons from 2011-13.

Leaving the charges aside, I still say Fannin can kick any other mayor’s ass.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Our favorite Kentucky mayor used taxpayer money on his football team

  1. Chad
    12:38 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    Drew that is until Kane takes office

  2. gobble gobble
    12:48 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    What a tool…

  3. bigboyshag
    2:10 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! – the new mayor- which beat the steroid head- was actually a MMA fighter and would WIPE DAT FLOOR with the steroid freak……before or after he beat him at the polls!

  4. catdaddyd
    3:19 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    He will need those muscles in jail.