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Custodian for Daviess County Schools Wins 'Fred Award'

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A custodian for Daviess County Public Schools is the winner of the 2021 Fred Award, given in recognition of exceptional service to students and staff.

Daniel Lyne, who is known as 'Mr. Daniel,' is a custodian at Daviess County Middle School and previously worked at East View Elementary School.

The award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators was presented Friday in Louisiville. School employees are nominated for the award by their coworkers.

Lyne's service dog, Keeta, is considered part of the school community by staff and students. 

The Fred Award is named for mailman Fred Shea, who helped people on his mail route in many ways. He became a symbol for ordinary people doing good in their daily lives after a book about him called The Fred Factor was published in 2004.

The Kentucky Fred Award is a statewide competition that recognizes a non-administrative school staff member who embodies four principles: making a positive difference each day, has a heart for people, changes ordinary moments in memorable ones, and leads by example.<--break->

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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