The Knox County School Board is utilizing some media friendly alleys to help advance their multi million increase for next years school budget. Last week it was Cumulus owned NewsTalk 98.7 FM and their morning show Hallerin Hilton Hill. Each morning, Hill had Dr. Jim McIntyre and individuals with the school district on air to discuss "future factories" aka public schools. One of the criticisms I heard yesterday is that Hill has at times had his children in private schools. He reportedly has a commercial discussing the benefits of the school his daughter attends.
Yesterday, E.W. Scripps Publisher of the weekly Shopper News Sandra Clark and the Managing Editor Jake Mabe appeared during public forum to ask the County Commission to support the Knox County School Boards budget request. Clark handed out some feathers. This had some symbolism to her column last week about leaders needing to lead and something about chickens needing to roost or something.