Photo by Eugenia Jones
Highland Telephone Cooperative Board Member Shelva Jo Jones is pictured presenting a $50,000 check to Economic Director Nathan Nevels and McCreary County Judge Executive Jimmie “Bevo” Greene. $35,000 will be used for economic development with $15,000 designated for tourism development in McCreary County. Plans for the funding including expansion of the Teleworks job training with computers and an enhanced tourism display at the Kentucky State Fair. “We are in the business of providing broadband and telephone service to this area,” Highland’s Sales Manager Dustin Lay noted. “We want to give back to McCreary County by helping them promote tourism and economic development.”Pictured above (left to right): Board Member Sam Strunk, Highland Telephone Cooperative Sales Manager Dustin Lay, Highland Telephone Cooperative General Manager Mark Patterson, Highland Board Member Shelva Jo Jones, McCreary County Economic Development Director Nathan Nevels, McCreary County Judge Executive Jimmie “Bevo” Greene, Highland Telephone Cooperative Board Member Tony Kidd.