Highway section named for fallen flight nurse
Bell County Fiscal Court passed a resolution naming a portion of KY 190 as the Jesse Lee Jones Memorial Highway.
Jones was one of three Air Evac crew members who died in a helicopter crash in Clay County about three months ago. The team was returning from a flight after transporting a patient to St. Joseph Hospital in London.
“It takes a special person to be a paramedic,” said Judge-Executive Albey Brock. “They don’t make near enough money for what it is they do, and when you make a commitment to get in that helicopter and fly in some inclement weather… it takes courage.”
Brock said the Jones family reached out to him and Magistrate Bill Partin, asking the court to name a portion of the highway for the fallen nurse.
Jones attended grade school at Frakes Elementary School and graduated from Bell County High School in 2003. In 2007, Jones graduated from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College as a registered nurse with an associate’s degree.
At 28, Jones was living his dream by working as a flight nurse out of Air Evac’s Manchester office, according to Kathy Guyn, division chair of nursing and related technologies program coordinator at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.
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