AWARD RECIPIENT - Keon Thomas, a fifth grader at Carr Elementary School, was the recent recipient of a statewide award from AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Thomas penned the best essay about grandparents among the Carr fifth grade students and was entered in the statewide contest. Thomas’ essay was chosen as the best entry for fifth graders across Kentucky. For his efforts, Thomas received a $25 Walmart gift card from the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association who sponsored the award in an effort to get all Kentucky schools to participate in the contest. AARP Kentucky awarded the certificate to Thomas.