Judge Executive Arrested At Fair

The Madison County Judge Executive was arrested over the weekend.

The Russell County Jail confirms to 27 NEWSFIRST that Kent Clark was arrested at the Russell County fair.
We're told Clark has been charged with drinking in public, alcohol intoxication and disorderly conduct.

The jailer says Clark was released on bond Saturday.


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  • by BILL ROGERS Location: GEORGETOWN on Jul 11, 2007 at 01:15 PM
    KENT CLARK DESERVES TO BE FIRED AND SHOULD STEP DOWN. HE HAS HAD DRINKING PROBLEMS FOR 30 YEARS, AND HAS NEVER HAD THE COURAGE TO SEEK TREATMENT. THE NEXT TIME WHO KNOWS, MAYBE HE'LL KILL SOMEONE, YOUR CHILD, YOUR SISTER, BROTHER, PARENTS, ETC. AND ONLY THEN WILL RICHMOND WAKE UP AND LISTEN. GET THIS GUY OFF THE ROADS! QUESTION TO KENT: HOW DID YOU GET TO WORK WHEN YOUR LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED FOR YOUR LAST DUI? YEAH, THAT'S JUST WHAT WE THOUGH.....YOU DROVE YOURSELF TO WROK EVERY DAY RIGHT? RIGHT. YOU'RE AN EMBARASSMENT TO RICHMOND AND THE BLUEGRASS REGION. STEP DOWN NOW!
  • by MELINDA Location: CORBIN on Jul 2, 2007 at 02:27 PM
    Hey, come on, give this guy a break people. Just because he likes little girls doesn't mean he's so bad. After all he dated me when I was twelve. Took me to all kinds of nice places and never tried a thing on me. Also took me to my proms. Some say it's because he can't....well you know....it doesn't work. Hey Anna Marie of Richmond......do you have a crush on Superman? I can hook you up if you want. My mom works for him down at the courthouse place. Are you in grade school, Jr. high, High school? If you're over 20 yrs. old I can't help you.....he likes em real young! He dated a bunch of my friends when we were in high school too. Even took some of em to their graduations. I thought that was so nice of him don't you? He bought us all kinds of cool clothes too. His favorite was the white knee socks, plaid skirt and white blouse. He just loved that one. I wore it for him all the time and he's so nice....he still didn't try anything on me. Some say he was down at that fair hoping to bump into Ms. Tara Conner but I don't think so. She's too old for him. I also don't think that's a hairpiece he wears cause we went to the swimming hole all the time. He bought me these string bikini's and I wore them and he again didn't try nothin on me. Such a sweetie pie. I don't believe all those rumors about that farm accident he had as boy that chopped off his you-know----thang. I just don't believe those one single bit.
  • by PAUL Location: LEXINGTON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIER on Jul 2, 2007 at 02:17 PM
    Hey folks....listen to this. Kent Clark hired David Williams, a Senator from Cumberland County to represent him in today's arraignment. Guess why? Because it bought him some time. David William's wife is the Judge who was to hear the case so of course she had to delay the procedings and excuse herself from hearing due to the conflict of interest! So now, Kent gets an automatic delay. Just amazing! WAKE UP RICHMOND! THIS GUY HAS BEEN PLAYING YOU FOOLS FOR YEARS!
  • by gal from out there Location: Everywhere on Jun 29, 2007 at 02:37 PM
    Wow! So many different opinions here. It seems that it's either yeah or nea with this one. Why not meet in the middle? I think that the citizens of Madison County should mandate that he be entered into a drug and alcohol program, but allow him to keep his job and livihood. Work with the guy, not against him. He has worked very hard for the County and made many inprovements. He listens to the people and helps where he can. As far as drinking the beer infront of the police office, maybe enroll him in an accountabliliy program and make sure that he reads these posts. He needs to know what the people think. He loves what he does and it shows. He's happy, confident and secure in his work. Rehab, counceling and some accountablity classes ordered by his friends and coworkers is what he needs right now. If he refuses, then let him go.
  • by Don Location: Richmond on Jun 29, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    To "me of Richmond": You're an idiot! Being a Public Official does raise the expectation level of how that person should conduct themselves in public. End of discussion! Yes, what they do in private is their business but once they step in public they are expected - and should - behave in a professional manner befitting of the town they represent while also showing respect for the town they're in! Kent Clark disgraced Richmond by his poor behavior or disrespected Russell springs by showing up at a PUBLIC, Family-oriented entertainment event. You obviously have no knowledge or understanding of what it means to be a public official so you really shouldn't comment on such things. When you do, you make a complete fool of yourself. As to "Tom & Lee of Richmond & Others".....horray for having some sense and also being educated enough to express yourself in a logical, rational, professional and articulate manner.
  • by me Location: Madison on Jun 20, 2007 at 08:15 PM
    I am not a drinking buddy of Kent's, because I don't even drink. And he has never "fixed my road" or done any personal favors for me. But I think he does a fantastic job at being the Judge Executive. This is not church, he is not a minister and does not have to be held to that standard. Why would he have to be to be better than other people? This is about his personal life, and I am tired of everyone trying to crucify him on this comment site. If he needs alcohol counselling, then so be it. People from all walks of life have suffered from the same disease. It is no respector of persons. But he should be treated with the same courtesy and respect that he has always shown to others. As far as disrespecting the officer, none of us were there in person, so as far as I am concerned, everything that was "reported" is just heresay at this point.Let us stop these vicious comments. The media would do well to focus on signs and symptoms of substance problems, and places to get help, maybe do some special educational articles. But people like sensationsalism. It sells the paper I guess.
  • by TOM Location: RICHMOND on Jun 20, 2007 at 04:17 PM
    Thank You Lee from Richmond! Bottom line....for him to show up at a County Fair drunk is totally inexcusable not to mention stupid. The people of Richmond should be embarrassed by his behavior not condoning it. Don't you want better for your town? County Fairs are family-oriented events intended to be a place parents can take their children to have fun and support the local community. They are not intended to be a free-for-all for the typical drunk who wants to make a scene by showing his redneck self. It’s just amazing…..Kent Clark has a total disregard for the law and always has felt that way even though he's a public official himself! What a slap in the face of Richmond to know that he thinks the rules/laws don’t apply to him and that he can drink all he wants with no repercussions. That feeling of entitlement. To show up drunk at the fair was crazy, then to challenge the law enforcement officer who asked Kent to pour out the beer and he showed such a blatant disregard for the officer by downing the beer is a perfect indication of his mentality, personality, ethics, etc. Hey listen folks, Richmond is on it's way up, it’s growing and improving in so many ways and it’s a nice town....you don't need this guy tarnishing the town's reputation.....much less endangering the lives of the Richmond residents. Get this drunk out of office and off the streets!
  • by LEE Location: Richmond on Jun 20, 2007 at 01:41 PM
    To bigred and others supporting Kent Clark's poor, unprofessional behavior and bad choices.......cool it with the ridiculous good ole boy political support of this guy! Kent has had these same problems his entire adult life and continues to disrespect the law, instead taking the attitude that he is above the law. Well he isn't and he should be FIRED. Stop covering up for this guy. I've known Kent for 30 years and he's always been a drunk, driven while drunk, been drunk in public, etc. etc. etc. Enough is enough. If he doesn't step down - and he won't - he should be fired. Put your hillbilly, small town, good ole boy network, ah shucks mentality to good use and let's pull the plug on this guy before he kills or seriously injures someone. KENT----stay off the roads, go back to Kingston and drink yourself into total happiness......but get your sorry self out of politics. Madison County is a town on the rise and doesn't need your drunk behavior pulling it down. We don't wnat you in Lexington either. Keep yourself away from Richmond and Lexington and stay where you belong........Kingston or where ever out there it is you live.
  • by Marley Location: Richmond on Jun 20, 2007 at 11:50 AM
    I cannot believe some of you people from Madison County up-hold Kent's actions. There are laws that WE ALL must abide. If this were one of you they would throw the book at ya. I however do think he should get a 2nd chance, as everyone should. He’s had it! Look at how many chances he has had (3 or 4) Come on Kent, GROW UP!!!!. He should be fired. He has fired others for a whole lot less this this with no conscience. He is making Madison Co. look bad!! FIRE HIM!!!!
  • by Common Sense Location: Lexington on Jun 20, 2007 at 05:21 AM
    To bigred of Richmond: The media didn't start this; Kent Clark brought this on all by himself. The police officer was correct in performing their job. Whether you have someone in politics or Hollywood, they always want people to "look at them" and "notice" them. Then all of a sudden, when something bad happens, they don't want any media coverage. WRONG! He is a public figure. I know he didn't say anything about the media coverage but you did. You said "there are others that work for madison co. has done more bad judgment's then kent clark." First off, your sentence is second grade at best and secondly, just because others have done worse things doesn't justify Mr. Clark's actions. A police officer instructed him to do something and he refused. What part of obeying the law don't you understand. If they would have let him go, you probably would have started yelling that he is getting preferential treatment. Whether you are rich, poor, well known or just the average citizen; YOU have to be held accountable for your actions. Nobody forced him to do what he did so quit blaming everyone else.

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