A mania for secrecy

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

In recent weeks Marshall County has found itself in the unenviable position of having to fill three major positions of leadership simultaneously: Marshall County director of schools, Lewisburg chief of police, and Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board executive director.

Each of these entities has gone about the task of filling its particular vacant slot differently. The Tribune believes some of those differences should be of concern to every resident of Marshall County.

The Marshall County School Board publicly announced all applicants for the position of director of schools and earlier this month conducted open interviews of those applicants that could be attended by any citizen who wished to do so. The school board has now narrowed its field of applicants to two and is in the process of more closely examining the qualifications of each before reaching a final decision.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.