East Kentucky Leadership Foundation award winners

The East Kentucky Leadership Foundation, which is having its 21st annual conference in Morehead, honored six individuals and organizations Thursday night for their service to the region: Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, a Hazard physician; Morehead activist Shirley Hamilton; visual artist and illustrator Paul Brett Johnson; Pathways Addiction Program of Ashland and its founder, Todd Trumbore; Don Rigsby and the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University; and healthcare advocate Linda Gayheart. The conference, which focuses on strategies for improving Appalachian Kentucky, continues Friday at the Morehead Conference Center.

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