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The VFW Department of Kentucky has chosen Edmonson County Ambulance Service Director Keith Sanders as the State EMT of the Year.
Sanders was named local VFW 6937's award winner back in December, which also served as a nomination for the state honor. Director Sanders was notified yesterday of the award.
"I'm shocked, really," he said. "There are others much more deserving of this award than me. I was just taught that if you're going to do something, you should do it well, and that's the way I've always approached it."
Sanders is a 26 year veteran of the Edmonson County Ambulance Service. He was named the director in 2009.
Keith will be recognized during the Department’s Spring Convention at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville during the second weekend of June.
Sanders is the second Edmonson County VFW award winner at the state level this year. Officer Josh Watt was named the state VFW's police officer of the year.
"I don't see anything I'm doing as extraordinary," he said. "I've just always tried to do the best I could for our ambulance service and our employees."