Nelson deputy coroner resigns after alleged ethics violation

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By Forrest Berkshire, Landmark News Service

 A deputy Nelson County Coroner resigned Tuesday who had been serving for more than a year in violation of the county’s ethics ordinance.

Nelson County Coroner Rayfield “Field” Houghlin asked his daughter, Rebecca, to resign, and she complied, following a complaint filed against him for nepotism with the Joint City-County Ethics Board.

In a statement to the Standard, Houghlin said his daughter was qualified, with a degree in mortuary science.

Rebecca was hired as a deputy coroner March 1, 2013. The position pays $300 a month.

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