JACKSON, Ky (WYMT) - It is a story you have to see to believe. A couple of elementary school students in Breathitt County found something interesting down by a creek. But it is what happened after that might surprise you!
Skyler Collins and Jayce Brown are your average second grade boys. But what happened to them about one month ago was anything but.
The boys were walking along a creek bed in the Altro Community of Breathitt County when they found something unexpected and decided they had to find its owner.
"We was swimming and we came up on the bank and my cousin found the ring," said Collins.
It was a football state championship ring, in fact, from a Layfette High School in Lexington. When they brought it to Highland Turner Elementary on Wednesday, library teacher Margaret Kincannon noticed some clues.
"It had his jersey number and it actually has his last name on it and his first initial," said Kincannon.
So with the boy's blessing, she hatched a plan.
"I had taken pictures of the ring thinking 'Do I want to put this on Facebook? Do I want to try to figure it out'," said Kincannon.
Well, she did.
"It took about three hours and that was about it before we found the owner," said Kincannon.
That owner is David Scalf.
"The next thing I know, 75 Facebook posts later, you know, we are realizing that I am missing a ring," said Scalf.
Early Friday afternoon, Scalf was reunited with his long-lost ring.
"The real story is the two boys and their willingness to make sure that the ring got back to its owner," said Scalf.
Scalf tells WYMT he still does not know exactly how the ring ended up in that creek bed. But he said after his mother died, some jewelry, which must have included his ring, was sold at auction.