The mayor of Owensboro is giving props to a local health official for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson presented Clay Horton, who serves as the Public Health Director of the Green River District Health Department, with the "Mayor's Award of Distinction"
The Green River District Health Department has provided COVID-19 guidance and updates throughout western Kentucky over the course of the pandemic.
It not only serves the Owensboro/Daviess County area, but six other counties including Henderson, Webster, Union, Hancock, McLean, and Ohio counties.
"I just can't tell the community how grateful we should be to have Clay Horton and his team down there," Mayor Watson said. "There's no telling where we'd be without you, and I just want to thank you."
Mayor Watson presented Horton with the award on Tuesday during the Owensboro Board of Commissioners meeting.