Yesterday we highlighted another potential spending scandal within Montgomery County Schools. This time, involving a construction/renovation project at a school that resulted in an alleged Kentucky Department of Education inquiry. Because that’s the sort of thing that happens when you repeatedly dole out no-bid contracts in violation of state law.
But that’s not the end of it.
We hear through the KDE grapevine that the construction company handling the project employs the father of one of the finance employees hired from Menifee County. And multiple (as in multiple, not one, singular person) board members tell us they heard Powell mention his child was hired in an attempt to get close to him for construction projects. (He’s got another kid working as a teacher in the district, as well, but that’s probably unrelated.)
This guy is a former school board member, of course, and is currently running for another political office.
Isn’t it odd?
The guy’s daughter gets hired out of a nasty financial and legal scandal in Menifee County and then his company scores a big project with the district that ends in controversy.
But it’s all just rumor and innuendo. Nothing to see here, move along, puppies and rainbows.