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Proclamation honors contributions of retired teachers

Whether recently retired or retired for many years, educators who devoted their lives to Kentucky students are being recognized.The week of Oct. 15 has been proclaimed Retired Teachers’ Week by the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Butler County Judge-Executive David Fields and Morgantown Mayor Billy Phelps have both signed a proclamation acknowledging Kentucky Retired Teachers' Week.  The signing ceremony was held Monday, October 9, at the Butler County Courthouse.  Several retired local educators were in attendance.  Locally, the group is organized as the Butler County Retired Teachers' Association.  It is part of the larger Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, which boasts a membership of approximately 30,600.  Dr. Darryl Dockery is the president of the Butler County Retired Teachers' Association. 

According to the Teachers' Retirement System, Butler County has 115 retired educators currently receiving benefits totaling approximately $3,879,649.99. The primary purpose of the association, according to Dockery, is to "look out for the welfare of retired educators." 

"Retired teachers continue to render valuable services in diverse leadership roles in their communities and they represent a tremendous pool of experience and training that is dedicated to the betterment of society," said Dockery.  "These individuals represent a loyal, patriotic, and concerned citizenry, which provide dedicated and dependable support to the leaders of our communities, state and nation." 

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