Former Danville City Commissioner Ryan Owens is suing two Danville city employees, claiming they caused him to lose his job. The lawsuit, filed in Boyle Circuit Court, claims that Engineer Earl Coffey and City Manager Paul Stansbury went to Owens' employer, Bell Engineering to, as the suit says, "demand plaintiff’s discharge because defendants believed plaintiff planned to stand for election as Boyle County judge-executive in 2010." Owens was fired on November 17. Coffeey and Stansbury denied that they went to Bell and have filed a motion for the suit to be dismissed. There's a hearing set for January 5.