Henderson County Extension volunteer receives state award

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Karen Hill, an avid volunteer for the Henderson County Extension Service, received a statewide award for volunteerism in December at the Kentucky Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences annual awards ceremony.

“The award goes to someone who shows great support in the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension and is involved in their local and area programming,” said Amanda Hardy, Henderson County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences.

The awards ceremony took place at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.

A retired registered dietitian who worked at Methodist Hospital, Hill has been involved with the extension service for many years, Hardy said, including the county and area homemakers. She currently is president of Henderson County Homemakers.

Hill also serves on the Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory County as secretary/treasurer, on the Henderson County Diabetes Coalition as secretary and on committees for “We Can,” “Second Sunday,” “Longest Day of Play” and “Shades of Red.” She has attended district forums as a family and consumer sciences representative.

Recently, she and husband, Bud, have become involved in the Henderson County Barn Quilt program as artists/painters, and both serve on the Henderson County Extension Council.

Hill is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics with a major in nutrition and food sciences.

“She is totally devoted to the extension and does whatever it takes to promote, educate and make people aware of what we do,” Hardy said. “She loves U.K. and we will usually see her in something blue.”
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