According to this report, David Duncan Chairman of the KTSC stepped down today. Vice Chair Susan Brown is now the Interim Chair and the KTSC has hired Moxley Carmichael. Moxley Carmichael is a local PR shop aka spin machine. So, the KTSC is using the public's tax money for the services of a "spin machine" shop? I am not confident that is an appropriate use of tax money. While the tax money is 45% of the local hotel/motel tax collected in Knoxville/Knox County. It is still public tax money.
Really and truthfully there is NOTHING Moxley/Carmichael can do that Gloria Ray can not do by herself. Moxley/Carmichael does enjoy the PR business of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Moxley/Carmichael at one time employed the wife of Scripps Executive Bruce Hartmann. Hartmann once served as Publisher of the News Sentinel. He has worked his way up the corporate ladder but is still based here in Knoxville.
Again, the question is it appropriate for tax dollars to be spent on a PR spin machine shop? It is almost akin to lawerying up if you are the Knox County Trustee or one of his employees.