Tribune-Courier General Manager
Louisville attorney Kent Wicker was in Marshall County last week to conduct a series of interviews for an investigation involving alleged ethics violations by County Judge Executive Mike Miller.
According to assistant county attorney Jason Darnall, Wicker conducted interviews Wednesday. He met with Miller, county commissioners Bob Gold, Misti Drew and Terry Anderson and county treasurer Emily Martin.
Darnall said he expects it to take at least a couple of weeks for Wicker to return an opinion in the matter.
Marshall County had voted in special session on July 2 to hire Wicker for the investigation during a deeply divisive meeting.
Many who packed the courtroom were not in favor of hiring outside counsel and said Wicker’s fee of $300 an hour was too costly.
The charges against Miller were alleged by Drew, who criticized the circumstance under which long-time Marshall County dog warden Goldenrod Kirk left the employment of the county earlier this year.
Drew said the court was informed of Kirk’s retirement, but later learned he was receiving unemployment and that a county document indicated Kirk was laid off/terminated.
Miller has acknowledged signing the document and said Kirk resigned his position after learning of changes to his job duties.