Hubbard Issues Written Apology to Bobo, Community
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Local attorney and former congressman Carroll Hubbard is publicly apologizing to fellow attorney Alisha Kay Bobo, her wife, and the community for what he calls an "insensitive and disparaging" letter he wrote to Bobo.

The letter was written anonymously to Bobo, who is the opposing counsel in a McCracken Family Court case. In a recent court appearance, she accused Hubbard of sending the letter and asked him to confirm the handwriting was his. Court video shows Hubbard giving confusing answers, not wanting to say anything else, and telling the judge that he "can't remember the magic words." When the judge asked if he wanted to plead his 5th amendment right to not incriminate himself in testimony, he said, "yes."

Through attorney and retired judge Craig Clymer, Hubbard released an apology letter to the media Friday afternoon, saying he used "incredibly insensitive and disparaging language" in his anonymous letter to the Bobos. 

Hubbard said he understands that his action was extremely hurtful - not only to the Bobos, but to an entire community. The letter says, "I have ridiculed an entire population's dearly held beliefs. In doing so, I have embarrassed myself and my friends."

Hubbard says he has no excuse for his conduct and offers a public apology, hoping that it will be accepted, if not now, at some time in the future. 

As he closed the letter, Hubbard said, "Having made and paid for serious mistakes before, this eighty-year-old son of a Baptist minister has for the past twenty years attempted to earn back the respect of the community. Now in a thoughtless moment, I have jeopardized my years of effort. I truly apologize to everyone I have hurt."

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden says Hubbard is under investigation for harassing communications. 

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Published 04:37 PM, Friday Feb. 09, 2018
Updated 05:59 AM, Friday Feb. 16, 2018

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