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Central Kentucky school superintendent indicted on charge of attempted bribery

The Franklin County Schools superintendent has been indicted on a bribery charge, The State Journal in Frankfort reported.

Mark Kopp, 48, of Frankfort, was indicted Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of attempted bribery of a public servant, Franklin County court records show.

Kopp is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin District Court on Oct. 15.

Kopp said in an email Tuesday night that he had been advised by his attorney “not to speak on this matter.”

Kopp has been superintendent since July 2017, according to the Kentucky Association of School Administrators website.

Prior to that, he worked in the Hardin County Schools, where he was chief academic officer and associate superintendent for instructional services between 2011 and 2017.

Herald-Leader reporter Valarie Honeycutt Spears contributed to this report.

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