A ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Monday to mark the installation of new highway signs on U.S. 23 honoring Greenup County’s Medal of Honor recipients.
The signs, which will be placed by Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 on the existing Collier-West Memorial Highway markers, will read “Medal of Honor Recipients, Greenup County, Kentucky.”
The new signs are meant to supplement the state highway signs that were erected in 1994 to recognize John Collier and Ernie West – native sons who received the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for bravery above and beyond the call of duty, for their acts of valor in the Korean War.
A sign unveiling will be held 3 p.m. Monday at the Best Western River Cities, near U.S 23. at Russell, Ky., with West and members of the West and Collier families participating. A reception, hosted by State Rep. Tanya Pullin, will follow.
OLBH hosts blood drive
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Bellefonte Pavilion on the campus of OLBH, 2000 Ashland Drive, Russell, Ky.
Trained nurses conduct the donation process and sterile equipment is used. Donations can help people suffering from a variety of health problems including anemia, bone diseases, lung diseases, kidney diseases, leukemia and many others. Donors should be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Refreshments will be provided to participants.
Walk-ins are welcome but appointments can be scheduled. To make an appointment, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-2273.
From PDT Staff reports