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2022 Educator Idol Award

By Kim Harwood

Executive Director


The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ms. Kay Harbison as the 2022 recipient of the 15th annual Metcalfe County Educator Idol Award.

Ms. Kay Harbison resides in the Summer Shade Community on the family farm. She enjoys travel, history, antiques, genealogy, local history research, and gardening. She is a member of Hickory College Church of Christ where she has taught Sunday school from 1969 to the present.

She attended Campbellsville College and graduated with a Major in Elementary Education and a Minor in History and taught at Summer Shade Elementary for twenty-seven years. During her teaching career, Kay Harbison received the 1995 Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award and was Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 1996. Ms. Kay Harbison also volunteered at Wickliffe Mounds Archaeological Fields School for eleven years.

Ms. Kay is fondly referred to by a former student as one of the most fascinating small-town icons in Kentucky.

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