GEORGETOWN — A complaint was filed last week against Georgetown Mayor Karen Tingle-Sames after her sister-in-law called police about a dispute between the mayor and her brother, Keith Tingle.
According to an audio recording of the call, Keith Tingle's wife told a dispatcher Tingle-Sames "came and made a big scene in the front yard and took the door and hit my husband's nose and left a big mark on his nose."
The woman told the dispatcher the family did not want to press charges, "We just don't want her to come back and do it again.".
Tingle's wife said she did not feel safe.
The incident occurred Saturday afternoon at a home on Pueblo Trail in Georgetown.
In a written statement, Tingle-Sames said the matter was a private family issue.
"This is nothing more than a disagreement between my brother and me over a family matter," Tingle-Sames said.
She said her mother is in the hospital and the family is dealing with her illness.
"I love my brother, he loves me, and we work through family issues," Tingle-Sames said. "No other comments are needed."
Kentucky State Police are handling the investigation, Georgetown police Lt. Robert Swanigan said.