Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero: Gunnar Greer

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GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) -- If you pull up to the West corner of South Broadway and East Washington Streets in Glasgow, you may want to take a moment to look to your right.

"We built the awning, some landscaping and then the flag pole," says 17-year-old Gunnar Greer.

For the past eleven years, Greer has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America, and the improvements made to the Barren County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center should be enough to earn him the title of "Eagle Scout."

"I feel happiness inside. Just to know that I gave back to the community in any way I can."

Every step of the way, Matt Siddens has been right by Greer's side.

"He's gone from one to two patches at a time to getting a lot, and then he's done a lot of work in the community to get those patches, so I guess it's helped him as a person," reflects Siddens.

The project was funded from the ground up, every penny of it fundraised by Greer through the help of local businesses.

Siddens says the location of the project was very much intentional: it's the place Greer's mother chose to serve the community through her career.

"She dispatches a lot of ambulances and police and fire department people. Without them, we wouldn't be able to help our community out."

"Everybody comes up and down this road at least once or twice a day," adds Greer. "... and that way they see what the Eagle Scouts are really about."

We honor Gunnar Greer as this week's Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero.

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