Certificate of Appreciation presented to WFO Paducah, KY
The West Kentucky Emergency Management Association (WKEMA) which comprises
western most counties in Kentucky, honored the National Weather Service (NWS) in
Paducah with a "Certificate of Appreciation" on June 16, 2003. The award was
presented to the NWS in Paducah "For dedicated and outstanding service to the
counties of western Kentucky" in consideration of the early May 2003 tornado
outbreak and numerous other severe weather events to strike western Kentucky.
Rick Shanklin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) received the award on
behalf of NWS Paducah. Jeff Steen, Calloway County Emergency Management Director,
presented the award along with Kent King, McCracken County Emergency Management
Director, Kristia Reynolds, Hickman County Emergency Management Director, and Duane
Hawes, Marshall County Emergency Management Director.
Pictured from left to right are Kent King, Rick Shanklin, Jeff Steen, Kristia
Reynolds, and Duane Hawes.
Several staff members of the Paducah forecast office are included in the photo below. From left to right along the back row are David Purdy (HMT), David Humphrey (Senior Forecaster), Chris Compton (Information Technology Officer), Shane Luecke (Electronic Systems Analyst), and Kevin Smith (Forecaster). Front row, right side is Mary Lamm (Hydrologist).