Phil Ballard Leaves Knox County Without a Certified Appraiser

This morning, John Whitehead was informed that his position in the Knox County Property Assessor’s Office has been eliminated. Today, was also the last day for Ralph Watson a longtime employee of the Assessor’s office. Watson retired. Both Whitehead and Watson were the only certified assessor employees in the office. Ballard has now left the Knox County Property Assessor’s office without a trained certified professional to lead this years countywide re-assessment.

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. It’s getting BAD for BALLARD. Commissioner Scott Moore has reportedly made some open records request of one Phil Ballard and Nepotism and Cronyism is Alive and Kicking with Ballard. It is rumored that his wife has a sweet heart deal of a job with a county contract. Look for the info to come out soon. With egg on a lot of peoples face.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What do you expect. Ballard has done this everywhere he has worked. Grange Insurance, etc. Why are you people surprised. What I don’t understand is why he has been able to stay in office this long without being caught doing worse than what you are accusing him of.

  4. Tony says:

    That is absolutely the truth. He actually got a girl arrested at Grange insurance on fraud charges because she refused his advances. He is one of the most unethical people walking the face of the earth. I am going to laugh my ass off when the hammer comes down on him. I have no doubt that he has gotten deals for his wife and kids in the county. I am sure it won't be too long before money comes up missing or lawsuites are filed for sexual harrasment. Just stay tuned.