LANCASTER - A Garrard County grand jury has indicted former Circuit Clerk Jennifer Grubbs with seven counts of first-degree official misconduct for allegedly using office money for her own benefit and attempting to shield others from court action.
The charges are all Class A misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of a year in jail.
The indictment was handed up Friday after special prosecutor David Smith's second appearance before the grand jury. Smith, Commonwealth's Attorney for Madison County, presented part of the evidence during a grand jury session last month.
Grubbs and four current or former deputy clerks, including Dana Hensley, who was named to replace Grubbs, testified before the grand jury.
Grubbs was suspended from her job in December after the state Administrative Office of the Courts announced it was investigating her office. She retired Dec. 31.