HAZARD — At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Perry County Fiscal Court on Oct. 18, magistrates Keith Miller, Ronald Combs and Kenny Cole, along with Judge Executive Scott Alexander, recognized Oct. 16 through Oct. 22 as Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week in Perry County. A draft of the official proclamation, signed by Alexander, was read aloud at the meeting by Wanda Brown, who is a retired teacher with Perry County Schools, now working for the Perry County Fiscal Court.
In 2014, Kentucky’s General Assembly designated the third week in October as a time to recognize and show appreciation for the Commonwealth’s retired teachers. Both the Hazard Independent and Perry County school districts have employed a multitude of teachers throughout the decades, who made a positive impact on young people in the community during their tenures and left legacies to be treasured following retirement. They deserve our recognition now and our appreciation every week of the year.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.