Paducah, KY – The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to approve the payment of more than $48,000 to a former county judge-executive. In a 3 to 1 vote, the Court approved payment for sick and vacation days to Danny Orazine, who retired as county judge-executive in 2006. Commissioner Zana Renfro said that the Court decided not to allow elected officials to accumulate vacation and sick days in 2007. However, she voted to pay Orazine because he retired before the change.
"It was just a long-standing policy that needed to be changed, and it was. I mean, to me, that's a good thing, but this issue fell right in the middle of it."
Orazine had threatened the Court with litigation if it did not pay. County Judge-Executive Van Newberry dissented.