Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Brownsville VFW Post 6937 held its annual Christmas Dinner and award ceremony on Thursday, December 6th at the Edmonson County Public Library. Community service awards were presented by the VFW as a "thank you" for their service.
Stan Tillman of the Brownsville Fire Department was awarded Fire Fighter Of The Year by Post Commander Floyd Houston. Stan was nominated by his fellow fire fighters.
Dalton M. Curtis, an Eagle Scout from Edmonson County Troop #597 was named Eagle Scout of the Year. He was nominated through the VFW Post. Dalton, a freshman at ECHS, joined the scouts in 2010 and received his Eagle Scout award on November 25th. According to Boy Scouts of America, only 4% of those who begin scouting finish all the demanding requirements necessary for this prestigious award.
Deputy Matt Skaggs of the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office was presented with the Law Enforcement Officer of the year award. He is a WKU graduate with a Masters degree and is a former Law Enforcement Ranger with the Park Service. Matt was nominated by Sheriff Shane Doyle for his hard work and willingness to conduct difficult investigations.
Mr. Gregory Grey was presented with the Middle School Teacher of the Year Award. He was nominated by Mrs. Jessica Parsley. Mr. Grey, a longtime social studies and history teacher, coached the ECMS Academic Team to the school's first-ever national championship title.
EMT of the Year Award was given to Mr. Hank Vincent of Edmonson County EMS. Hank was nominated for the award through the VFW Post for his 32 years of loyal and dedicated service. Hank is also our County Jailer.
High School Teacher of the Year was given to Mrs. Nikki Culbreth, who was nominated for the award by Michael Meredith. Mrs. Nikki was not present last night as she was at the ECHS annual staff dinner where she was presented her award by Principal Tommy Hodges.