LIBERTY - A local businessman, who has served 16 years on the Casey County Board of Education, was recognized Thursday night by the Liberty City Council.
Donald Sweeney, a real estate broker, received an appreciation plaque from the city and county governments that recognized and expressed appreciation for his service to the county school system.
Sweeney, cousin of Mayor Steve Sweeney, is a Liberty native. He did not seek re-election to the board post. Today is his final day as a board member.
The Board of Education also recognized the retiring school board chairman earlier this month with a farewell dinner.
During Sweeney's tenure, he served as chairman and vice chairman. He helped plan the consolidation of two elementary schools, and building of two new elementary schools, and the renovation of the the high and middle schools.