Outgoing E-911 Board Members Recognized For Years of Service

Fentress County EMS Director Gary Peters is shown presenting plaques of appreciation to Billy Jennings, Sr., (left) and Rodney Foy, (right) in recognition of their combined 40 years of service on the E-911 Board.

Fentress County EMS Director Gary Peters is shown presenting plaques of appreciation to Billy Jennings, Sr., (left) and Rodney Foy, (right) in recognition of their combined 40 years of service on the E-911 Board.

Three outgoing members of the Fentress County E-911 Board were recognized on Monday for their many years of service to Fentress County.

Board Chairman Gary Peters presented plaques of appreciation to Billy Jennings, Sr., Rodney Foy, and Karen Little for a combined total of 58 years of service on the E-911 Board.

Both Mr. Jennings and Mr. Foy have served 20 years on the board and Mrs. Little has 18 years of service.

“We are here tonight to honor three individuals:  Billy Jennings with 20 years of continuous service; Rodney Foy, with 20 years of continuous service, and Mrs. Karen Little, who has 18 years of service.

This month, at the County Commision meeting, the County Executive decided to replace them with three other members, so we are here tonight to recognize these three individuals for 58 years of service to the citizens of Fentress County.”

“I attribute this building that we’re standing in tonight  to these two gentlemen and Mrs. Little, who is not here tonight,” Mr. Peters added, “because we started out in a little room in the Reagan Building, we went through the jail process a couple of times building on, and then we built this state of the art center here for Fentress County at no cost to our taxpayers.  I attribute all this to these board members who are leaving, and would like to recognize them for their many years of volunteer service to Fentress County.”

He then presented plaques of appreciation to Mr. Jennings and Mr. Foy.  A plaque will also be presented later to Mrs. Little.

On Tuesday, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Foy, and Mrs. Little submitted a joint prepared statement, thanking the people of Fentress County for allowing them to serve in this capacity, which follows:

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