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Bluegrass Tomorrow to recognize 2017 Vision Award winners February 6 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort

Herb Miller of Columbia Gas, Scott County Judge Executive George Lusby, President John Marsden of Midway University, Larry Jones of Community Trust Bank, and KY Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, are among the honorees at Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Vision Awards Breakfast February 6 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington.

George Lusby

The annual Vision Awards Breakfast is a time-honored tradition paying tribute to the best of the 18-county Bluegrass Region each year, related to improving quality of life and place, Bluegrass Tomorrow’s mission.

The two highest awards that Bluegrass Tomorrow bestows: the Bluegrass Legacy Award will be presented to George Lusby, Scott County Judge Executive for his over 50 years of service to Scott County and the Bluegrass Region; and the Josephine Abercrombie Award, presented to Herb Miller, President of Columbia Gas, for his lifelong dedication to Bluegrass Tomorrow and Quality of Life in the Bluegrass Region.

Herb Miller

Larry Jones, President of Community Trust Bank, will be honored with the Robert N. Clay Award for outstanding service to the region and Bluegrass Tomorrow. Jones has chaired Bluegrass Tomorrow for three years from 2015-17. President John Marsden will be awarded the Excellence in Education Vision Award, for the remarkable turnaround at Midway University. And Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles wins the Human Services Vision Award for the Dept. of Agriculture Hunger Initiative.

Further Vision Award Winners include: Young Professionals/Entrepreneurship — William Downey Woodford County magistrate candidate and employee at R.J. Corman, Agriculture Economic Development — Bluegrass Stockyards; Equine/Bluegrass Forever Green: Dr. Alison Davis, Community and Economic Development Initative of Kentucky (CEDIK), Sustainability/Bluegrass Forever Green — Marksbury Farm, Garrard County.

For more information www.bluegrasstomorrow.org.

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