The board that oversees the Kanawha Valley Senior Services has fired its director.
Scott McClanahan was dismissed in the past couple of weeks, said the board's president, Buck Chestnut.
He declined to say why.
"It was kind of a personnel matter, really; I shouldn't be discussing a personnel problem. It's really not things you discuss with the news," Chestnut said in a telephone interview. "But he was let go, and really there's not a whole lot of story I can tell you."
He said the board would advertise for a new director "within the next month or so."
Contact information for McClanahan could not be found Thursday afternoon.
In 2007, McClanahan tried to resign for personal reasons.
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said at the time he had received an anonymous letter accusing McClanahan of drunkenness.
At the time, Chestnut declined to accept McClanahan's resignation.
"I felt that we were better off with him because he had been doing a super job for the Senior Services," Chesnut said Thursday.
"We were growing and providing a lot of services for the seniors, and that's what our goal was and he helped us achieve that goal, so I was against us accepting his resignation."
He added, "I still think a lot of Scott, if I seen him tomorrow, I would be just as friendly as I could be, so there's no hard feelings on my part for sure."
Contact writer Ry Rivard at ry.riv...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.