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Interim Superintendent appointed

By Greg Bird

In the wake of Superintendent Michael Cash’s suspension, the McCreary County Board of Education has appointed Ronald “Sonny” Fentress, as Acting Superintendent it was announced last week.
Fentress will serve as de-facto head of the McCreary County School District while Superintendent Michael Cash serves a 30 working-day suspension by the Board.
Cash was suspended on February 1 after allegations of inappropriate activities surfaced, prompting a special-called meeting of the Board of Education. The Board voted unanimously to suspend Cash, as well as appoint an interim Superintendent and hire an investigator to presumably look into the allegations.
According to the press release issued by the School District Thursday Fentress is a 42-year veteran in education, serving 20 years as Superintendent in Anderson County. He has also served as Principal at Anderson County High School, Williamstown Independent and Morgantown Elementary.
Fentress has strong experience serving in an interim role. Since 2007 he has served 10 school districts in that capacity.
The Voice has submitted an open records request to the Board of Education for a copy of the contract or agreement between the District and Fentress, as well as any agreement with a private investigator. As of press time Wednesday the Voice had not received an official response.
The next regular session of the McCreary County Board of Education, originally scheduled for Monday, February 25 has been moved to Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. No reason for the date change was provided.

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