Harlan circuit judge faces misconduct charges

Mar 22, 2011 Full story: Lexington Herald-Leader 254

The top judicial official in Harlan County abused his position to try to discredit his cousin's opponent in a political race, an ethics panel has charged.

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getiton

Richmond, KY

#1 Mar 23, 2011
Its about time some of the stuff he has done is brought to light.No one should have the power to do whatever they want without punishment.
solution

Richmond, KY

#2 Mar 23, 2011
Alred was right about Grieshop its unfortunate he was a judge and having to be impartial he cannot take care of business . I THINK HE SHOULD WORK FOR THE FBI INSTEAD
hmm

Harlan, KY

#3 Mar 23, 2011
grieshop is the anti christ and he is bring down the county
Dont Judge The Judge

Harlan, KY

#4 Mar 23, 2011
getiton wrote:
Its about time some of the stuff he has done is brought to light.No one should have the power to do whatever they want without punishment.
You know I've known Alred for many years and he's always been fair. I think all of this is just a bunch of trumped up stuff to make him the scapegoat for everything else going on. I mean if everyone can put the negative light on him it will get it off of them. Makes sense doesn't it. I'll stick by Alred. He's always got my vote. SJ
Tr0uBle

United States

#5 Mar 23, 2011
Judge Alred's record clearly speaks for it's self. His reputation tainted by his own doings. A vote for Alred will be a vote for more of the same, bribery's, payoffs and back room deals. Corruption does not go away just because we choose to ignore it.
russell fan

Corbin, KY

#6 Mar 23, 2011
Keep up the GOOD WORK! See you next election.
Sniffing

Peebles, OH

#7 Mar 23, 2011
I smell the smoke! When there is smoke, well there is fire!

Yoy friend Alred seems to be in deep crap! That commission takes it's work serious!...all the wash will be hung out! We will all see it!
dontcare

Waldorf, MD

#8 Apr 28, 2011
Dont Judge The Judge wrote:
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You know I've known Alred for many years and he's always been fair. I think all of this is just a bunch of trumped up stuff to make him the scapegoat for everything else going on. I mean if everyone can put the negative light on him it will get it off of them. Makes sense doesn't it. I'll stick by Alred. He's always got my vote. SJ
i dont think i would stand by someone that dosent do anything with a child molester!
Booger

Manchester, KY

#9 Jun 29, 2011
When is he next election?
sure

United States

#10 Jun 30, 2011
Alred will be fine and those behind trying to have him removed will look like FOOLS when all said and done if you ppl want some big news to GOSSip about go ask ol Bob Melvin the Big lawyer why Dr E ran him out of his office lol and will no longer see him or WRITE anything for him heard he was also ran out of another clinic as well They need to drug test all these local attn
Nosey

London, KY

#11 Jun 30, 2011
sure wrote:
Alred will be fine and those behind trying to have him removed will look like FOOLS when all said and done if you ppl want some big news to GOSSip about go ask ol Bob Melvin the Big lawyer why Dr E ran him out of his office lol and will no longer see him or WRITE anything for him heard he was also ran out of another clinic as well They need to drug test all these local attn
Is Melvin one of the ones trying to ruin Judge Alred? I hope everything turns out okay for Alred I believe he only wants what's good for Harlan County and the youth. He is a good person as wel as a good judge.

“~Tutto E Possibile~ ”

Since: Sep 09

Harlan, KY

#12 Jun 30, 2011
When Alred locked the Commonwealth's Attorney and the Sheriff out of the courthouse, it lowered my opinion of him considerably. It was such blatant temper throwing, childish behavior that I was embarassed for the man. To me, it kind of clued us in on the true character of him. He may care about the people of Harlan and really want to make a difference but his underhanded shananigens, whether for the good of the people or not, have cost Harlan County. People already think we're a bunch of ignorant drugged out backwoods rednecks without our circuit judge being splattered across the news for 20 counts misconduct.
goodpeople

Richmond, KY

#13 Jul 1, 2011
-Seeker- wrote:
When Alred locked the Commonwealth's Attorney and the Sheriff out of the courthouse, it lowered my opinion of him considerably. It was such blatant temper throwing, childish behavior that I was embarassed for the man. To me, it kind of clued us in on the true character of him. He may care about the people of Harlan and really want to make a difference but his underhanded shananigens, whether for the good of the people or not, have cost Harlan County. People already think we're a bunch of ignorant drugged out backwoods rednecks without our circuit judge being splattered across the news for 20 counts misconduct.
Thats not why people think that.Its not because of a judge who cared to make a difference and make it better!Maybe he is guilty of one thing :trying too hard to make things better !

“~Tutto E Possibile~ ”

Since: Sep 09

Harlan, KY

#14 Jul 1, 2011
You could be right, goodpeople. I don't know Alred personally so I couldn't say. He could be a very caring, good individual. But just from I've read, seen on the news and heard around town, the way he tries to "help" has been alittle less judicial and alittle more shady than necessary. My personal opinion of him, based on what I've heard and seen thus far, is that he seems to be a spoiled, egotistical man who throws hissy fits when he doesn't get his way and uses his influence in ways that are unsavory in a judge. I remember when he first took the bench in circuit court and I enjoyed watching him on CCTV, thought he did a good job for the most part. I liked him. Alot. Although even then I knew the spontaneous drug testing was going to be a problem for him if it ever came to the right person's attention. And believe me, I don't want him to be bad, we need good, caring people in office around here, so I hope I'm wrong about him. My question is why could he not still do his job without bending the rules for certain people and overstepping his bounds?
who r they

Winchester, KY

#15 Jul 1, 2011
I honestly think he is bi polar, There is something wrong with him truly
gump

Sheridan, AR

#16 Jul 5, 2011
I personally don't think to much of him as a man or a judge! He thinks he's god! If you don't kiss his a$$ he will put you in jail. I bet since he has been in office he has locked up 70 percent of this county. If that is his way of helping people then We don't need his help! I knew he was in trouble when he started drug testing people that came to court and the people who brought them! That blew my mind. But I think our sheriff is just as bad if not worse than alred so the way I see it we don't have a chance!
Nurse

Richmond, KY

#17 Jul 5, 2011
Probably needed to put 70 percent of the county in jail . I read in the paper about a woman up in blackstar who wrecked while high on pills and killed a young child and it never went to trial so I feel he was a bit soft on criminals.medication is not supposed to be taken while operating a motor vehicle in this case it lead to the death of a baby .I can't remember if the child was a boy or girl?I know I read this in our local paper .This was a gross misjustice of the law.this case was swept under the rug. Good sheriff my a s s he was supposed to have had an affair that almost caused a killing somewhere between the courthouse and the school.did he hide a woman in the school?
Rivermonster

United States

#18 Jul 8, 2011
Heard theres a guy over in TN really craping his panties right now heard he hooked up with HJ an his crownies making knowingly false statements to investigators sent by johnson heard he was running around scared shi less now trying to take back water hope Alred nails his but to wall lol from what i hear its all coming to a head
gump

Sheridan, AR

#19 Jul 9, 2011
Nurse wrote:
Probably needed to put 70 percent of the county in jail . I read in the paper about a woman up in blackstar who wrecked while high on pills and killed a young child and it never went to trial so I feel he was a bit soft on criminals.medication is not supposed to be taken while operating a motor vehicle in this case it lead to the death of a baby .I can't remember if the child was a boy or girl?I know I read this in our local paper .This was a gross misjustice of the law.this case was swept under the rug. Good sheriff my a s s he was supposed to have had an affair that almost caused a killing somewhere between the courthouse and the school.did he hide a woman in the school?
Alred abused the law and he has destroyed the families of this county. People who gets caught selling for the first time is getting 5 years in jail and if you write bad checks on people or beat the he'll out of someone judge alred gives you probation. Dam people the doctors are scared to write people a script of something that will help them so I don't blame anyone that goes to a dealer for help and no I'm no dealer or user I just see this county is ran like a communist country. If these Arab doctors would write people meds that they need I promise you the drug dealing would slow down . But as long as we got a sheriff that threatens our doctors were not going no where. It's so sad people have to go out of state for health care! Bunch of communist.!!!
evarts

Richmond, KY

#20 Jul 9, 2011
he is a good judge i like what he does

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