Six simple words have defined Greg Hudson's career as Program Director for Edmonson County Parks and Recreation.
"Together we can make a difference," he smiled. "That's where it comes in, it's not that I'm doing the work."
Hudson moved to Edmonson County in 2003 and instantly began working with Parks and Rec as a coach, and then an umpire. He received his current title two years ago, and Ben Webb, son of Park Director A.B. Webb, says it hasn't been the same since.
"He saved the programs. They always did have pretty strong baseball and basketball, but other than that and horse shoe pitching, that's about all there was to do."
Today Chalybeate Park, the largest of Edmonson County's three community parks, boasts what out-of-towners say is the best disc golf course in the state of Kentucky, as well as beautiful walking trails.
"It's not a job," says Hudson. "I don't know what you would call it - it's a dream, I guess -- because that's the only way I can explain it."
Not only does Hudson work with volunteers and board members to ensure the park itself has plenty to offer, he also keeps the community events flowing.
"Now they've got something every weekend. Since he came along, they've got a ton of stuff to do," insists Webb.
A retired Marine, Hudson has seen and lived in many places, including his hometown in Muhlenberg County and, later, Bowling Green. In all the miles traveled, there's only one place he truly hangs up his boots.
"This is my home. So, you know, it means everything to me."
For giving back to the community of Edmonson County, we honor Greg Hudson as our Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero.
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