Clay County officials indicted on public corruption charges

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) – Clay County Judge-Executive Joe Lewis Asher and county road foreman Buford Jarvis have been indicted on charges related to public corruption.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports a grand jury issued an indictment Thursday alleging that Asher and Buford in September charged some property owners a few hundred dollars apiece for improvements to private land using public resources.

The indictment alleges the men installed tile and concrete barriers and that purchase orders later found in their possession had been altered.

The men are charged with abuse of public trust, bribery of a public servant and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

The newspaper said calls to Asher and Jarvis were not immediately returned.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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