Kentucky State Police investigating McLean County Superintendent

Law enforcement is looking into McLean County’s school leader, but the reason why remains a mystery.    

Whether Superintendent Terry Hayes has a job or not depends who you ask, but with Kentucky State Police now investigating, the questions continue.

At the heart of Calhoun, Ky. you’ll find the heartbeat of a town, where news a week-old is news today and a lot of people just want to stay out of the way.

“I’d like to know from the very beginning,” says a woman who didn’t want to talk about allegations and confusion surrounding the McLean Co. school board and its superintendent.

School officials continue to deal with, what they’re calling “inappropriate conduct allegations” surrounding Hayes. This is the fourth story in eight days and that is still all we know.

“They won’t tell you what’s going on or anything,” says Tim Mullen. “They can’t tell the truth, pretty much.”

KSP is now looking into allegations and if any crimes were committed but Troopers would not explain why. Allegations remain a secret with the school board, attorneys, and detectives.

“Rumors is all I’ve heard,” Peggy Tanner says.

The future of Hayes’ job remains a mystery. Lawyers on either side have a different understanding of what happened at Monday’s school board meeting.

Board chairman, Bill Lovell says Hayes resigned. Hayes’ attorney, David Yewell says he has not. Lovell says Deputy Superintendent Shannon Lindsey is leading the school system now.

School board attorney Mac Johns said Monday the media could expect a news release with more information Tuesday. By deadline Tuesday, Eyewitness News had not seen a news release.

“What's another day?” Johns told reporters Monday after asking why the people must continue to wait.

The board is planning another special meeting later this week. Eyewitness News will be there asking questions.


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(This story was originally published March 13, 2018)

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