SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Several people were honored as "pioneers" at First Baptist Church in Scottsville on Sunday afternoon.
As part of Black History Month, the church congregation and the city came together to present awards to ten people who they say have made a great impact in the community.
Those honored today have accomplished many things and come from all walks of life.
"What makes them a pioneer is that they're all from Scottsville, KY. They've all contributed to this city in some form or fashion, whether it be working through their job or being a basketball star like Mr. McDaniels and another thing is most of these pioneers have church roots," said Barrett Wright, the pastor.
He said it's important to celebrate Black History Month because African-Americans, like the ones honored today, are why America is so strong.
Clara Elizabeth Lyons, L.C. Starks, John Robert Soules Sr., Evangeline Starks Soules, Chlora Drucilla Lyons, Willie B, Mary Shipley Sears, Dr. Saundra Starks, Rick Starks and James Ronald McDaniels were all those honored at the service.