At Monday’s Clinton County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners followed up on action from a previous meeting to not pay Matron Ashley Kelly in that role within the Clinton County Sheriffs Department if she didn’t sign a contract offered by them. Commissioner Jordan Brewer tells W-I-L-O News they offered Ashley Kelly a contract that would address their concern on the county’s nepotism policy.
Brewer went on to say the state changed the county’s nepotism policy in 2012 and as a result, the commissioners at the time adopted their own ordinance.
Brewer says since the past commissioners adopted an ordinance back in 2012, not all counties are the same anymore.
There still remains one court case active between the County and Sheriff Kelly in Tippecanoe County. Oral arguments are set for February 23, 2022, at 1:30.