Bell County Cooperative Extension
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The Bell County Cooperative Extension Office is located in the basement of the Bell County Courthouse in downtown Pineville, Kentucky. Office Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m., (12:00-12:30 Lunch).
Bell County Cooperative Extension Service Staff
Front Row: Rebecca Miller, Bell County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science; Stacy White, Bell County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources; Brandy Calvert, Bell County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development. Back Row: Gail Brock, Bell County Extension SNAP Assistant; Cheryl Howard, Bell County Extension SNAP Assistant; Betty Haley, Bell County Extension Staff Assistant.
PINEVILLE – "For me, it’s all about the kids." If you know Bell County Sheriff Bruce Bennett, you’ve probably heard him say this. He says it, and it’s true. Recently, those words were put to action as he donated a 24 feet cargo trailer to the growing Bell County 4-H program.
The sheriff stopped by the 4-H Day of Play at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Friday afternoon to speak to the twenty-four 4-H members who were in attendance. "If you ever need help, or if you just need to speak to someone, please don’t go to a stranger," the Sheriff told the kids. "Come to the Sheriff’s Department or call me or one of these guys and we’ll help. That’s what we’re here for."
The 4-H kids also got to view the Sheriff’s police cruiser and witness the lights and sirens in action.
The Sheriff’s Department seized the 24 feet cargo trailer some time ago. The sheriff said that he wanted the opportunity to help the county’s children when donating the trailer. Since receiving the trailer, it has been used to haul luggage to Feltner 4-H Camp and for hauling supplies to the Bell County Fair Grounds for the Bell County Fair.
"We are so grateful to the Sheriff for recognizing our need for this trailer and for putting the kids of this county first," Bell County 4-H Agent Brandy Calvert said. "The Sheriff took a negative and turned it into a positive by seizing this trailer and giving it to the 4-H Youth Development program. He in turn modeled the kind of behavior that we strive to teach our 4-Hers. We can’t thank him enough."