CRAB ORCHARD - John Kuhn, supervisor of Crab Orchard's water/wastewater treatment plant, recently received an award for his dedication in ensuring everyone in his district has clean water.
Kuhn, a 12-year veteran of the field, was named 2003 Operator of the Year in Eastern Kentucky, an honor for operators who go above and beyond their duties. The plaque was given to him during the Eastern Kentucky Water & Wastewater Operator's Association conference in Prestonsburg.
"I was totally shocked," said Kuhn. "I'm still in shock. This is the highest honor you can receive as an operator."
During his two years at Crab Orchard, Kuhn has helped the mayor stop erosion around the city's holding ponds and worked to correct "several things in their sewer system that was neglected," said Kuhn. His accomplishments as a former supervisor for Livingston are numerous as well.