Bourbon County jailer Tony Horn, who has been absent from his position since he was indicted in September 2008 on charges of tampering with public records related to the death of an inmate, has filed to run for the county's top office this fall.
Horn, a Republican, will run against Judge-Executive Donnie Foley, a Democrat who has held the post since 1999.
Before the two men face off in the fall, Horn will stand trial for two counts of tampering with public records, a class D felony, and two counts of first-degree official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. His trial is scheduled to begin March 29.
Horn, who was elected as jailer in November 2007, is charged with two class D felonies. He is accused of ordering the destruction of e-mails related to a death investigation. He also is accused of fabricating a document because he thought an investigation was pending; failing to report the disappearance of 30 methadone pills; and allowing an inmate who was charged with first-degree robbery to have work release without a court order, an indictment says.
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On Thursday, an employee in Foley's office said the judge-executive was unavailable for the rest of the week. The phone number listed for Horn's home address does not accept incoming phone calls.