The Kentucky Board of Education has chosen two finalists in its search for a new state education commissioner.
Media reports say the board did not identify the two final candidates in the running to succeed education Commissioner Terry Holliday. He is retiring at the end of the month after nearly six years on the job.
The board narrowed the list of candidates from five to two after conducting a second round of interviews Friday and Saturday.
The board says it will commission in-depth background checks on the two finalists, a process likely to take several weeks.
Board Chairman Roger Marcum says he doesn't expect the board to publicly name the two finalists. He says it's up to those candidates if they choose to identify themselves as finalists.
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