Kemp resigns, Barrett appointed as interim Road Superintendent

November 19, 2021
Mickey Barrett, Interim Smith County Road Superintendent

On Thursday, November 18, Smith County Road Superintendent, Michael Kemp resigned from his position. Kemp was recently appointed to the position on August 9, 2021 following the resignation of Steve Coble in April of 2021.

In Kemp’s resignation letter, he stated:

“After careful consideration must resign due to unforeseeable personal and health problems, caused by unreasonable levels of stress. I feel I can no longer perform the duties of my position in an acceptable manner. My last day will be Thursday, November 18. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. I will be helping to make a smooth transition to my successor. Who I strongly believe will continue to move the department in the right direction.”

Mickey Barrett has been appointed as interim road superintendent to fill Kemp’s vacant seat. Barrett has been employed at the Smith County Highway Department since 1996 and currently serves as foreman.