Big Sandy Community and Technical College hosted a Patriot Day ceremony on Sept. 11 with participation from the Prestonsburg, Oil Springs, Allen and Garrett fire departments, Air Evac Lifeteam, Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad, Health Net Aeromedical Services and Floyd County Code Enforcement. Rep. Ashley Tackett Laferty thanked first responders for their service and Billie Jean Osborne Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros member Shawn Leslie sang for the crowd. BSCTC Public Relations Assistant and rescue squad 1st Lt. Jennifer Newman said, "This is a day that changed the history of America. This is a day that changed everyone's history."

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