Also, Knox County Trustee Elect John Duncan, III is rumored to be moving several employees from other county offices to his office. It is reported that Knox County Property Assessor employees Carla Hatfield and Karen Bacon are moving to the Trustee’s office. It is rumored that Bacon’s daughter Georgia Bacon will also be hired as a part-time employee. Karen Bacon is the daughter of courthouse gadfly Mose Lobetti. Brian’s Blog was informed by a courthouse insider last night that Hatfield has tenured her resignation from Phillip Ballard’s office. On Thursday afternoon Duncan III informed Brian’s Blog that the information on Hatfield, Bacon and Bacon’s daughter is not accurate, they have not applied and that he has not hired them. Duncan did confirm that Hatfield and Bacon has inquired if positions were available and the informed him that if positions became available in the Trustee’s office then they would apply.
Knox County Courthouse Turnover Rumors
This week, Knox County Mayor Elect Tim Burchett and his Chief of Staff Dean Rice were at the City County Building working with county employees on transition plans. Also with Burchett and Rice at the courthouse was Allison Burchett, wife of the Mayor Elect. Rumor from insiders is that Mrs. Burchett informed the IT Department that she will be designing the website.