Nash Ethics Probe cost city over $20,000

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The ethics investigation into Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian Slim Nash was costly for the city, prompting a closer look at the process.

The investigation has cost the city a whopping $20,062.32, that’s according to Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.

Wilkerson said a large portion of the cost went toward hiring Paducah based Attorney Stacey Blankenship.

Blankenship was hired to investigate 23 ethics complaints filed against Nash, as a result of his public intoxication arrest back in May.

In October, Blankenship’s report concluded that Nash violated the city’s code of ethics. Nash as a result settled with the Ethics Board.

The lengthy process has been costly, and the Mayor said it’s time to revise it.

“They discovered some items that might make it run a little bit smoother, and perhaps not cost quite as much as they go through the investigation and perhaps a hearing. Obviously we want to do a thorough investigation, and we also want to provide due process to the person being investigated,” said Wilkerson.

In November WNKY reported the probe had cost the city around $12,0000 dollars.