Local Business Recognized for Supporting Guard, Reserve

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Courtesy Tricia Neal, Staff Writer Commonwealth Journal

Lt. Col. Brian Howay from the Kentucky National Guard's Joint Support Operations program presents the Community Hero Award to represetnatives of the Court Designated Workers Program June 22 in Somerset, Ky.

SOMERSET, Ky. (July 19, 2010)—

The duties performed by members of the nation’s Guardsmen and Reservists are undoubtedly important — but also important are businesses and members of the community who support those individuals in various ways. Yesterday, during a special luncheon held at the Hal Rogers Regional Fire Training Center, representatives of the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve — and some guardsmen of the locally-based 149th Infantry themselves — recognized several area individuals and groups for their contributions to Guardsmen, Reservists and their families.

Receiving the committee’s Community Hero Award and Kentucky Spirit Award were local businessman Ward Correll, the Pulaski County School System and South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. Individual awards were given to Sen. Vernie McGaha, Rep. Danny Ford, Rep. Tommy Turner, Frank Lynch and Richard Sewell.Patriot Awards were given to Bluegrass Oakwood, Fruit of the Loom, Clark Security Company, Combs Residential Service, TTAI, Walmart and Windstream. The businesses were nominated by Guardsmen who are employed by them.

Congressman Hal Rogers was the recipient of the committee’s Seven Seals Award, given to individuals who support the vision and mission of the Guard.

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