Candidate for Fayette County Coroner Files Complaint Against Current Coroner

Fayette County Coroner candidate Larry Owens filed an ethics complaint with the city against current coroner Gary Ginn.

In the complaint, filed Friday with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Ethics Commission, Owens, who used to work under Ginn in the Fayette County Coroner’s office, claimed Ginn hadn’t worked full-time hours at the office in ten years.

According to Owens, Ginn is paid $72,000 annually as Coroner, but only worked from 3pm until 5pm.  As a result, Owens asked that the Ethics Commission launch an investigation into Ginn’s time away from the office.

Ginn said he wasn’t required to work a set schedule, but that he did work more than two hours per day.

He said he considered his position to be full-time, stating that his work not only included time at the office, but that he was on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as showing up at death scene investigations. 

Ginn said he looked forward to talking with the Ethics Commission.

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