Clark County Coroner Needs New Headquarters

May 11, 2012

WINCHESTER, Ky. -- A central Kentucky county is struggling to keep the coroner's office from becoming homeless.

The Clark County Coroner's Office is operating from a hospital that will eventually be sold and the new Clark County Regional Medical Center lacks a morgue facility.

That's left county officials trying to find a home for the morgue. Coroner Robert Gayheart told The Winchester Sun the county needs a new facility for the office in case there's a need to store remains.

Hospital CEO Kathy Love said it is normally the government's job to provide the coroner space to work, even though the hospital has been allowing him to use the facility.

Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham said he's working on getting financing quotes from the Kentucky Association of Counties.