Calvert City, KY (July 8, 2021) – Calvert City celebrated the kick-off to the four-day celebration at the Sesquicentennial Ball on July 1 at Kentucky Dam Village
“From a railroad depot to a nationally recognized city for industry, Calvert City has come a long way since 1871 and it’s time to celebrate,” said Blair Travis, Calvert City’s director of marketing, communications, and business development.
To celebrate Calvert City’s sesquicentennial is to rightfully honor the changemakers who shaped our city’s future and to admire our resident’s and business owner’s grit and determination of continued progress.
The Lee Cox Service Award goes to individuals who commit their time day in and day out to make this city run smoothly. These individuals put in countless hours and their service deserves recognition. They keep Calvert City safe. They keep the water running, our streets clean, our budget balanced and our parks pristine.
Former Calvert City Mayor – William Colburn
Former Calvert City Mayor – Linda McKinney in honor of Kean McKinney
Nancy Jones in honor of Former Mayor Lynn Jones
Kay Nash in honor of Richard Nash, Calvert City Administrator
Former City Clerk – Ralph Howard
Calvert City Clerk – Glenda Adair
City Administrator – John Ward
Public Works Department – Brad Darnall
Former Calvert City Fire Chief – Fred Ross
Calvert City’s Current Fire Chief – Timmy Davis
Calvert City Police Chief – David Elliott
City Attorney – Greg Northcutt
Those unable to attend –
Former Calvert City Mayor – Hans Konrad Family
Utility Manager – Sylus Traylor
Former Calvert City Mayor – Vernon Duckett Family
Lynn Jones loved Calvert City. He loved his community. He worked hard to make our lives better and his love for Calvert City was known by anyone who had the chance to meet him. The Lynn Jones Community Support Award goes to individuals and organizations who are volunteer-minded and have a strong commitment to making Calvert City a better place to live.
Calvert City Church of Christ
Calvert City First Baptist Church
Pathway Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church
St. Pius Catholic Church
Four Rivers Church
Calvert City Methodist Church
Jesus Name Tabernacle
Calvert City Lions Club
Calvert City Elementary School
Marshall County Public Library @ Calvert City
The Potilla Calvert Outstanding Business Award goes to businesses in Calvert City who truly make a difference in our community. They are community-minded, have a strong vision and entrepreneurial spirit, and consistently meet and exceed the needs of our residents.
The Jeter Group
Calvert City Lumber Company
United Electrical Contractors
Sportsman’s Bait and Tackle
Lake Chem Credit Union
Don Miller and Associates
Draffen’s Industrial Supply
Calvert City Food Giant
The Lake News
The Luther Draffen Citizen Award is presented to Calvert City residents who have made significant contributions and have a significant positive impact on the community. These public servants demonstrate excellence in their delivery of services that impact the public’s lives. These individuals were nominated by the community.
Dr. Richard Cocke
Doug Coakley – Hand award off stage – no stairs
Paul & Lucy Owen
John & Paula Harrington (not able to attend)