Controversy over allegations that Marshall County’s Judge-Executive signed documentation stating a county employee had been laid off when he’d actually retired has made its way to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. Marshall’s Fiscal Court met Tuesday to approve an outside report by Louisville attorney Kent Wicker that alleges Mike Miller signed the paperwork that could allow the former part-time county employee to receive unemployment benefits.
County Commissioner Bob Gold said he doesn’t agree with all of the findings in the report, but he’s leaving it to the attorney general’s office to determine any issues of legality. Gold said the county can use the report to make any policy changes.
"We should look at it and make any changes that we need to make to our policy and procedure manual to eliminate this from potentially happening in the future," said Gold."
County Attorney Jeff Edwards recused himself from making any legal decisions on the controversy, which means the Kentucky Attorney General's office is required to get involved.