HARRODSBURG - It turns out that Hughes Jones dislikes changing names of buildings, but Wednesday he accepted the change of the name of the building where he worked to the Hughes Jones Harrodsburg Area Technology Center.
The announcement of the change came at a reception honoring Jones on his retirement after 28 years as principal of the school that now bears his name.
The school serves the three school systems in Mercer County and the Anderson County schools. The four superintendents, Sonny Fentress of Anderson County, Richard Webb of Burgin, H.M. Snodgrass of Harrodsburg and Bruce Johnson of Mercer County, were on hand for the get-together and all praised Jones' work with the technology center he served for so long.
"We're losing a first-class educator," Webb said.
Snodgrass made the presentation and announcement of the name change and said the superintendents wanted to honor Jones in a way that went beyond words. He said they learned after they decided to change the name of the school that Jones did not like changing names of buildings, but he did not argue.