Grant County official apologizes for crass comments

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) – A Grant County official has apologized for making comments that members of the public decried as sexist.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1M02Qcv) judge-executive Stephen Wood and his top assistant, Scott Kimmich, apologized Monday for the comments, which were videotaped during a meeting earlier this year.

In February, Wood, Kimmich and two others met to discuss the county jail’s budget and payroll. The group also discussed the political ramifications of terminating a longtime county employee, Connie McClure-Ellington. At the end of the meeting, Wood used crude language to say how he would like a younger, more attractive replacement.

McClure-Ellington is seeking $750,000 in damages from the county over the comments.

County officials have declined to say whether they are considering asking Wood to resign. Wood has said he isn’t stepping down.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

 

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