HARRODSBURG - Donald Barnett was honored twice at the Mercer Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday night for an act that may have saved many lives. Barnett was the security guard on duty at the Corning plant on the night of Aug. 29-30 when he noticed someone acting strangely in the plant's parking lot.
Barnett called the Harrodsburg Police Department and reported a man had parked his vehicle in the lot and was removing weapons from it. The man, Kevin Paul Crum, was arrested on weapons charges and later was charged with six counts of attempted murder.
Police said Crum had come to Harrodsburg from his home in Champaign, Ill., to kill the mother of his out-of-wedlock child, the child and all of the residents of the home where the child and mother live. Crum is currently an inmate at the Boyle County Detention Center.
Barnett was the recipient of the first Charles H. McGinnis Good Citizen Award and he was honored by Crime Stoppers. The Good Citizen award was given by the sons of the late judge-executive and Deputy Mercer County Judge-Executive Gayle Horn. The chamber plans to make the award an annual presentation.