Ethics commission fines 3 former Kentucky state workers
The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has issued $7,000 in fines to three former state workers for violating ethics laws.
The commission fined former Probation and Parole officer Patrick Hoover $1,500 for exchanging "sexually explicit text messages and photos" with a woman he was supervising.
Former Department of Corrections officer Dana Terhune was fined $4,000 for using her position as an officer at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex "to engage in intimate, physical contact" with an inmate. Terhune has already pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Galenia Joy Bailey, a former juvenile services clinician for the Department of Juvenile Justice, was fined $1,500 for accessing the CourtsNet system to help a friend. The commission said Bailey threatened the boyfriend of her friend’s daughter if he did not return the daughter’s dog.