Quote of the Week: 'We’re just moving forward...'

"We’re just moving forward, doing our jobs and looking ahead to what the future holds."

—Kristin Phillips, interim director of the Knox County Trustee’s Office, commenting on the office’s mood in a July 9 News Sentinel story. Phillips was named interim director after former Trustee John J. Duncan III resigned when he plead guilty to official misconduct, admitting to a low-level felony.

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BayardDonahoo writes:

County Commission,

Please end these fee office fiefdoms. Put them under the control of the county mayor.

Mayor Burchett doesn't want the extra headaches, but he is our chief executive. What is a chief executive supposed to do if not act like an executive, be responsible and run the darn government efficiently?

Are we supposed to have five or six independent powerful county entities (fee offices) that are unanswerable to anyone except one day every four years?

Let's have grownup government. Put Mayor Burchett in charge of these fee offices. Please.

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