- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A television station in Lexington report several Kentucky coroners have gone years without meeting the training standards set forth by the state’s law.

WKYT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1QHbEJA ) records from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Center show eight coroners are not certified to do post-mortem examinations. The records show coroner Frank Porter from Wolfe County hasn’t had his state training since 2005.

Incoming Kentucky Coroner’s Association President Mike Wilder says the findings are alarming.

State law requires a coroner to take a 40-hour training course when first elected and then a 16-hour course every year after.

A coroner has to sign up to be in a class. Different class choices are offered in different counties during the year. Coroners can’t repeat the same class in a three-year period.

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Information from: WKYT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com

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