Mount Vernon Mayor Clarice Kirby, who faces bribery and fraud charges, was released on bond from the Rockcastle County detention center Saturday.
Kirby was arrested late Friday after a day-long search by police. A grand jury indicted Kirby on charges of bribery of a public servant, committing fraudulent insurance acts, official misconduct and two counts of abuse of public trust.
By Saturday she made the $35,000 bond, said Nathan Carter, deputy jailer.
The charges stem from allegations that Kirby, 57, gave alcohol to a jail inmate on work release in exchange for money. Kirby has denied that, but an investigation into the episode uncovered other problems, police said.
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