Congressman Hal Rogers was in our studios earlier today to show his appreciation for one of our own.
Former General Manager Ernestine Cornett retired in June and Rogers wanted to show his appreciation. Rogers honored Cornett on the house floor recently for her public service to the region.
"We wanted to honor her and recognize the tremendous dedications she has had to eastern Kentuckians, helping us raise money in telethons for charities of all sorts and such and the tremendous increase in the quality of this station during her tenure," said Rogers.
Cornett said she was "floored" to receive such recognition which she did not expect. She said her appreciation went to all station employees throughout her time at the station.
"This is just something that represents the work that I think the entire station should take credit for," said Cornett.
Cornett worked at WYMT-TV for 27 years.