If you live in Carter County, this week’s community hero has touched your life in some way.
His name is Benny Lyons.
Benny was nominated by his friend, Scott Fletcher, who said Benny has served Carter County for many years, in several different capacities such as being a member of the Stoney Creek volunteer fire department for more than 20 years He is also a reserve deputy for the carter county sheriff’s department and currently is the solid waste director at Carter County’s landfill.
Scott said Benny has went “above and beyond” by establishing recycle stations throughout the county and the city of Elizabethton. He’s saved the taxpayers money by shopping around for the best deals on landfill equipment.
Congratulations to Benny Lyons, our community hero of the week.
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