Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
On November 13th 2018 during a Veterans Day ceremony at Edmonson County Middle School, Makaylee Thompson was awarded 1st Place in the Brownsville VFW Post 6937 Patriots Pen Essay Competition. The Post was recently informed that Makaylee’s essay won the local District 5 VFW Competition and placed 2nd in the state-wide Department of Kentucky Competition.
At a Brownsville ceremony on December 6th 2018, Stan Tillman of the Brownsville Fire Department was awarded Fire Fighter of the Year. Stan was nominated by his fellow firefighters. The Post was informed that Stan was also selected as both the VFW District 5 and the Department of Kentucky Fire Fighter of the Year.
Also in December, the EMT of the Year Award was presented to Mr. Hank Vincent, who is also the Edmonson County Jailer. Hank was nominated for the award through the VFW Post for his 32 years of loyal and dedicated service. Hank also was selected as both the VFW District 5 and the VFW Department of Kentucky EMT of the Year.
“While our local VFW Post 6937 is proud of all our community awardees from last year, it says a lot about the citizens of Edmonson County that these three placed so well in District and State level competitions,” said VFW Commander Floyd Houston. “When the presentations are made later this year we will proudly make announcements.”