Each day, more than 100 Jessamine County School buses hit the road carrying what Judge-Executive Wm. Neal Cassity called "the county's most precious commodity."
The drivers and monitors on those buses were honored by the school district with a breakfast at the bus garage Oct. 24 during its School Transportation Day as part of National Bus Transportation Week.
Cassity, a former superintendent for the district, thanked the drivers for the job they did providing safe transportation for the thousands of students each day, and also for the help they provided for county government.
"You all are on county roads every day that we might not be on once or twice a month, so you are our eyes and ears out there and provide information for us about problems with county roads that could be a safety hazard to every driver on the road, not just the buses," Cassity said. "As an old superintendent, I know how important a job you have, and I know how hard a job you have, and I just want you all to know that the Jessamine County Fiscal Court appreciates all you do for us every day."