A third book written by Carnegie Hero Charles S. Harris, a self-proclaimed relic hunter, was released in November 2017.
The History and Story of the Lookout Mountain Civil War Musket Cave Guns tells the story of nine Civil War muskets that were left in a cave on the side of Lookout Mountain in Tennessee.
Harris said he started writing the story 20 ... Read More
The December 2017 edition of imPULSE, the Commission’s quarterly newsletter, can be read online. This issue includes resumes of the latest awardees’ heroic acts, as well as updates on several awardees and their legacies. Two towns came together to honor their heroes — representatives of Knoxville, Tenn., led by a local teacher rec ... Read More
At the age of 10, I started my summer by creating a neighborhood newsletter, formatted on a double-sided, 8.5-by-11 piece of paper. The handwritten, hand-drawn publication mostly included puzzles, a few tidbits of insignificant, subdivision gossip overheard from my friends’ parents, and the weather report plagiarized from the real newspaper. Despit ... Read More
Gov. Matt Bevin presented Carnegie Medal awards to two Kentuckians on Aug. 7, 2017 at a ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol.
Lori Doppelheuer Kearney of Maysville, Ky., died attempting to save her sons Christopher I. Kearney, Kieran C. Hargis, and Eagan S. Hargis from a fire at their home on Oct. 20, 2015.
Kearney was last seen running through d ... Read More
Jeanne Atkinson, left, hugs Arapahoe County (Colo.) Sheriff David C. Walcher after accepting her late husband’s Carnegie Medal.
Kenneth R. Atkinson was fatally shot in April 2016 after he responded to a woman who was shot by her husband. The woman had fled across the street from her home, and as the assailant chased her and continued to shoot at he ... Read More