HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Finance Director Brian Strunk could soon have a new job in East Tennessee.

The board of directors at Newport Utilities in Newport, Tenn., voted 4-3 Tuesday morning to offer Strunk its general manager vacancy, the Newport Plain Talk reported.

Contacted by the Independent Herald Tuesday morning, Strunk said he has not accepted a position in Newport.

Strunk has served as Scott County's director of finance since 2011.

While Strunk is currently finance director, he has an extensive history in utilities, including a tenure with Knoxville Utilities Board.