When Butch Crain, an employee at Bob Allen Motor Mall, went to clean out another trade-in, a three-year-old GMC Envoy, earlier this week, he probably expected to find the typical things: loose change, old receipts, maybe day-old french fries.
He never expected to find a diamond ring, which may have been lost for three years.
"I raised up the backseat because that's where the jack is. I was going to look back there," Crain says. "And I caught something out of the corner of my eye. I saw it gleaming. And there it lay."
Crain discovered a diamond ring, apparently owned by the previous owners of the vehicle, Wayne and Marcia Southworth of Nicholasville.
"I never in all my years have seen something like this," Crain says. "It sure is a nice one."
A man with an honest heart, Crain turned in the ring to his supervisor, David Baker, who was equally surprised by the rare find. But what meant more to Baker was the integrity of his co-worker.