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 ( 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.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer,


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