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Adair County losing 2 of its best bus drivers, 1 after 46 Years

Creed Lacy has driven a school bus route in the Fairplay area for 46 years; Bobby Pelston has operated a Special Needs bus for 25. Both will be hard to replace, Transportation Director David Jones says
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Alan Reed
News from the Adair County Schools
Transportation Director, David Jones says these two drivers will be hard to replace.

Each year David Jones, Transportation Director for Adair County Schools, honors district bus drivers with a luncheon and awards program. This year, the school district and its nearly fifty other drivers paid special tribute to outgoing employees Creed Lacy and Bobby Pelston.

Lacy has been the smiling face behind the wheel for 46 years. He has come to know three generations of students and their families along his route which covers the Fairplay area.

Jones said, "It's a great loss to our system, because Creed knows every student and their families."

"I'll tell you what; it's hard to leave this group of drivers I work with. I've been here 46 years and I don't regret a single minute of it. I love our kids," said Lacy.

Bobby Pelston (R) is retiring after 25 years. Jones said he will be sorely missed because of his compassion for the special needs children he has transported. "He went out of his way to be kind and caring," said Jones.

School buses in Adair County safely transported students nearly half a million miles this year. For more on the Adair County Schools, click to Adair County Schools

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Creed Lacy, Bobby Pelston retire as school bus drivers

2011-05-31 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Alan Reed. Adair Co. School District photo.
RetiringBus Drivers Creed Lacy, left and Bobby Pelston were honored at luncheon meeting on Friday, May 27, 2011. Lacy (L) has been a driver in the Fairplay area for 46 years and Pelston (R) has operated the special needs bus for 25 years. Transportation Director David Jones is shown in the middle. -Alan Reed

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Student transportation personnel honored for perfect attendance

2011-05-31 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Alan Reed. Adair Co. School District photo.
Recognized for perfect attendance with the Student Transportation Department of the Adair County School District for the 2010-2011 school year were, from left, Henry Wilkerson, Alberta Janes, James Ralph Roberts, Daril Salyers, and David Jones, Transportation Director.

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