Last week, we reported that Hunnicutt was facing civil action after the hospital had a summons issued for him. It said he owed $486.64 and another $162 in court costs.
Hunnicutt, who says he still hasn't been served, faces Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond and local attorney Steve Williams in the Republican primary. Incumbent Joy McCroskey opted not to seek re-election. No Democrats filed to run, so whoever wins on May 6 will begin serving a four-year term at the beginning of September.
He said he wasn’t sure whether the bill was paid before or after the summons, which he still hasn’t received, was issued.
“I don’t want to get into a nitpicking contest of the chick or the egg . . . but I’m glad it’s paid,” he said. That’s cool. Hunnicutt is a good dude and personally I don’t think he just said “the heck with that, I’m not paying it.”
The Paywall Paper, which never could figure out how to get a copy of the summons, talked to the hospital, which verified the bill was paid. I put in some calls, but haven't heard back.
Anyhoo, I'm out.