By Jay Nolan
Knox County Treasurer Jack Ketcham has decided to make a job change – to assistant treasurer.
The assistant treasurer for the past several years, John Tye, and he have agreed to “just switched titles” according to Judge Executive JM Hall.
The Fiscal Court must appoint a treasurer for a 4-year term, beginning July 1, 2015. So Hall said, at the request of Ketcham, the Court agreed to let the two men change places.
Tye will officially assume the responsibilities of Knox County Treasurer on July 1, 2015 and serve until June 30, 2019.
Both men, along with the staff at the Judge’s office and other county employees, have been busy working to provide information to state auditors. The auditors were in Barbourville recently to conduct their annual audit of Knox County. Judge Hall said the auditors just completed their work here in the past few days and have returned to Frankfort to compile their final report.