Commissioner Sam McKenzie was on the Hallerin Hilton Hill Show this morning on NewsTalk 98.7 FM talking about yesterday’s 7-4 vote placing Banker John Fugate as the 3 month Second District School Board Member.
McKenzie made reference to “Steve Hunley and people like him.” as the puppet master. Hunley a former 1996-2000 Knox County School Board Member and current Publisher of a weekly freebie newspaper headquartered in the Inskip community of Knoxville has been a constant critic of Superintendent Dr. James P. McIntyre, Jr.
Many of the issues that the Hunley paper have been critical of McIntyre have also been issues that County Mayor Tim Burchett have also been critical of the Superintendent. County Mayor Burchett’s step daughter is reportedly attending a private school in Knox County. Burchett’s Chief of Staff Dean Rice has said that his boss always needs to be against or campaigning against something or someone. Why is that? Why is the glass always half empty? When can Alex Haley’s advice ever win out, “find the good and praise it.”
Hallerin stated that he would try and get Hunley on the air, we will wait and see how the story continues to develop”