Scott Co. coroner under investigation by KSP

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Scott County Coroner John Goble is under investigation by Kentucky State Police, but there are still a lot of questions surrounding the investigation.

The only information Kentucky State Police will give regarding their investigation of Scott County Coroner John Goble is that it's been going on for a few weeks.

The only comment Goble would make Monday morning, is that it was "strictly politics."

Scott County's judge executive also didn't have much to say.

Apparently, from what some people have said, there is an investigation. But naturally, if there is an investigation, I can’t say anymore than what I’m saying," said Judge Executive George Lusby.

Lusby did confirm that four of Goble's assistant coroners have been placed on administrative leave.

Earlier this month one of them, Mark Sutton, filed to run against Goble in the Republican primary in May. Christine Hawkins, of Georgetown, has also filed to run as coroner.

Lusby said any investigation involving a county official would be handled by an outside agency.

"If it’s an investigation of a local official, whether it’s coroner or me or anybody else, the local law enforcement naturally would not get involved," said Lusby.

He also said we could have answers soon.

"The only thing that I have heard is that it shouldn’t take more than two or three weeks," said Lusby. "And hopefully it will wrap up pretty quick."

Goble has been Scott County's coroner since 2002. He originally ran as a Democrat but switched his affiliation to Republican in 2016.



 
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