In Franklin County, Benton is looking for a new fire chief.
Gary Kasper resigned yesterday at the city council meeting after the public safety commissioner Bob Burnett said he wouldn’t reappoint Kasper.
Kasper’s contract originally expired on December 1st, but he said in his resignation letter that he was leaving his post because he did not have the city’s support.
Jeff Shew will be the acting fire chief until an interim chief can be announced. Reports say that can happen next week.