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Charles Ramsey honored in eastern Kentucky town

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - You may not recognize his name, but chances are you saw Charles Ramsey on television or internet.

Ramsey made headlines earlier this month for giving a memorable live interview about his role in helping rescue three kidnapped women from a Cleveland home, where they'd been held and tortured for a decade.

Friday, Ramsey visited the town of Stanville, in Floyd County.

"I called him up on the phone, we had a nice little conversation and we clicked," eastern Kentucky lawyer Eric C. Conn told WKYT.

Conn played host for Ramsey. He said the two became friends after Ramsey rescued the women.

"I said what do you want Eric? He said I just want to see if you're just as crazy a person as you are on TV. So I went to his house and showed him how crazy I am," said Ramsey.

Ramsey, known for giving colorful interviews shared his thoughts on topics ranging from the scenery,

"It's just too many fine women around this town, so it'll be a long time before I get married," Ramsey told us.

His motivation, for helping a complete stranger yelling for help.

"If I hadn't done that, I can imagine my father beating the black off me and my mother too," said Ramsey.

And even his life since becoming a national hero.

"I can't go to Lamborghini and get a custom built without $2.3 million. Nothing has changed," Ramsey added.

In between burgers and posing with the public, Ramsey was presented with a sculpture of himself, as the nation first saw him.

"Get the &%#$ out of here!"

While he admits being politically correct isn't his strong suit, he says he doesn't plan to stop being himself anytime soon.

"You only get these (statues) when you meet your demise."

Ramsey told us he hasn't seen those three women since the rescue. He said if he did see them he'd like to give them a hug, and he didn't know if he would be able to stop.

Ramsey says he plans on taking the sculpture with him back to Cleveland. He hopes it can be displayed in a public place.


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