Cash honored

Murray-Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner presents the Citizen of the Year Award to the family of Calloway County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jody Cash during Friday’s 95th annual Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Business Celebration. Cash was fatally shot in May by a suspect being interviewed at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Pictured on the stage of the FOR Center, from left, are Chamber President/CEO Michelle Bundren; Penner; Jody’s wife, Michelle Cash; Jody’s mother and father, Teresa and Wayne Cash of Princeton; Jody’s sister, Kelly Byrd; and Chamber Director of Membership Development Hailey Anderson.

MURRAY – The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Celebration came to an emotional climax Friday night when the late Calloway County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jody Cash was named 2022 Citizen of the Year Award.

“This award is our last of the evening,” said the evening’s master of ceremonies, Logan Stout, from the stage of the recently opened FOR Center. “Past recipients can be seen in your program and include individuals from all walks of life and segments of business, including political leaders and our everyday heroes. This year, the 2022 Citizen of the Year Award is going to someone known for their generous spirit, tremendous compassion and servant’s heart. To know them is to know laughter, humility, friendship and integrity. Quick to help, quick to partner and proud to be a citizen of Murray Calloway County.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

DEVsource Technology Solutions owner Mike Hopkins, center left, presents the Business of the Year Award to Darren Yates, owner of The Keg Restaurant. Also pictured are Chamber President/CEO Michelle Bundren, left, and Director of Membership Development Hailey Anderson.

EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

US Bank Commercial Relationship Manager Zach Dunlap, center, presents the award for Emerging Business of the Year to insurance agency Payton & Associates. Pictured, from left, are Chamber President/CEO Michelle Bundren, left, Payton & Associates Client Service Specialist Blair Lencki, Dunlap, agency’s founder Payton Arant and Chamber Director of Membership Development Hailey Anderson.