Douglas City Council appointed Monty Gilbreath to replace former councilman Karl Hertz during a meeting tonight.

Councilmembers held public interviews with the candidates before they chose an appointee.

Eight locals applied for the position: Sherri Mullinex, Ryan Andrews, Ryan Marcus, Russell Neice, Perry Hershberger, Bruce Jones, Monty Gilbreath and Scott Bauman.

More extensive coverage will be available in the Jan. 6 edition of The Budget.

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