Director of Alabama Music Hall of Fame resigns

The executive director of the troubled Alabama Music Hall of Fame is stepping down. Wiley Barnard announced his resignation on Thursday, two years to the day after he became director. The hall is at least $42,000 dollars in debt and has been closed since late 2011 after a reduction in state support.

The museum is located in Tuscumbia, but leaders say they have considered moving it to other cities, including Birmingham. The chairman of the board of directors, Rodney Hall, says the hall of fame will not look for a new director at this time, because the museum can't afford a salary.