Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Statement From Governor Ernie Fletcher's Office Regarding Dismissal of Charges

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

It’s over. Governor Fletcher has been cleared of all charges against him and has been exonerated of all allegations. Judge Melcher has agreed to the dismissal of these charges.

Throughout this ordeal, Governor Fletcher has maintained his focus on improving education, assuring health care for Kentucky families – especially our aging population who depend on Medicaid – and growing economic opportunities for jobs and businesses. The Fletcher administration has made enormous progress in each of these areas.

Governor Fletcher has said all along that mistakes have been made, and that the buck stops with him.

Now that this distraction is over, the Governor and his administration will sharpen and re-double efforts to make the Commonwealth of Kentucky a better place to live and work. Kentuckians deserve that, and this administration is committed to making it happen.