LANCASTER - Former Garrard Circuit Clerk Jennifer Grubbs pleaded guilty today to a single count of official misconduct for using office funds for her personal benefit.
In a deal with prosecutors, Grubbs was fined $500 and will not have to serve any time in jail or on probation in exchange for her guilty plea.
"I just didn't feel like jail time was necessary under the circumstances," said Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney David Smith, who was assigned special prosecutor in the case.
Grubbs was suspended from office in December after the state Administrative Office of the Courts launched an investigation into allegations of financial irregularities in her office. She later resigned.