Jimmy Rose singing on America's Got Talent (NBC)
BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Another Eastern Kentucky city is honoring America's Got Talent contestant Jimmy Rose.
Coal Run Village Commissioners in Pike County gave Jimmy Rose a key to the city.
Commissioner Andrew Scott drove to Bell County for the presentation. During a radio broadcast on 106.3 FM WRIL, Scott thanked Rose for his military service and for sharing the song, "Coal Keeps the Lights On" with the nation.
"He has served the people of Appalachia by bringing light to the things going on with the coal industry, and he's just a genuinely nice guy, very humble, very talented. If anyone deserves a key to Coal Run, it's Jimmy Rose," said Scott.
"I'm thankful for the people that support me and the surrounding area. I'm just a blessed man, excited to be a part of it, I really am," Rose said.
Scott also had a recorded greeting from "the Turtleman" who congratulated Rose and said he supports him.