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Josh Hurt Named New Superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools

Metcalfe County Schools Names New Superintendent


EDMONTON, Ky. (April 14, 2020) – The Metcalfe County Board of Education named Josh Hurt as the next superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools. The unanimous vote came during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Hurt succeeds Dr. Benny Lile, who announced his pending retirement in November. Hurt’s contract is effective July 1, 2020 and will run through June 30, 2024.


School board chair Joey Shive said, “While we were pleased with our applicant pool and interviews, Mr. Hurt brought an obvious degree of familiarity to the process. I know I speak for the entire board when I say we believe he is the right person to continue and build on the positive aspects of our schools.”


Board member Robin McMurtrey added, “As a member of the screening committee, I was fortunate to be a part of the selection process from beginning to end. We had such a solid group of applicants, and the committee spent many hours reviewing each application. In the end, I am confident Mr. Hurt is the right person for our district at this time.”


Hurt, a Monroe County native, is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a graduate degree and related certifications from the University of the Cumberlands. He has 23 years of experience in education, with the past six years at Metcalfe County Schools. Before coming to Metcalfe County, Hurt taught high school English in Monroe, Gallatin, and Meade Counties.


Hurt was hired as the Metcalfe County girls head basketball coach in 2014. Since then, he has served as high school curriculum coach, middle school assistant principal, and most recently as a district director of instruction. Hurt and his wife, Deena, have two children. Brody attends Metcalfe County Middle School, and HarperAnn attends Metcalfe County Elementary School.


“I am honored and humbled to be named the next Superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools,” Hurt said. “I don’t take the responsibility of the job lightly, and I look forward to serving the students, staff, and citizens of our community. My goal is to be able to continue the outstanding work our schools do and to further our mission to serve each and every student in a way that allows him or her to find a path to success and purpose.”


Shive said, “Mr. Hurt has established himself as part of our community. He is results-oriented and truly believes that student learning should be at the forefront of all we are about. He is easy to speak with and to work with. I look forward to many successful years with Josh Hurt at the helm of our school district.”




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