Hometown Hero: Jeff Richey

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

The main motivations in many children’s lives are their parents but one South Central Kentucky elementary school has the privilege of getting encouragement at home and from their principal.

“I guess I’m one of the lucky ones,” said Principal Jeff Richey, this week’s Hometown Hero after his morning got off to an unusual start.

The morning started off with a big bang with all of his students, faculty and staff waiting in the school gym anticipating giving Richey the surprise of his life.

The school honored him with banners and poems to express their appreciation of his wisdom and dedication to their school.

“He supports us in our school, in our home life, our children, our relationship with God. He is just the all around supporter for everyone,” said Patty Gentry, Family Resource Director.

Richey has been the principal at Temple Hill Elementary for three years.

“I’ve always seen Hometown Hero but never considered myself a Hometown Hero but today, I am touched by my students, faculty and friends, today it’s an awesome day and I will never forget this,” Richey said.

His love and passion is for making sure children recognize their individual talents and set goals in their lives.

“He’s always energetic and happy and always encouraging us to set goals and achieve them,” student, Brianna Berryman said. Temple Hill staff and students say his caring heart and personality set him apart from all the rest.

If you know someone you think deserves the recognition of Hometown Hero you can email us at hero@wbko.com.


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