Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Greenville Firefighter/Cancer Victim Returns Home on Sunday

nmlb 300GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/29/13) – With the blast of sirens and a long line of fire engines leading the way through Greenville Courthouse Square on Sunday, 19-year-old Greenville firefighter and cancer victim Caleb Harvell was escorted home after receiving his first round of treatment for cancer.
 
As reported by SurfKY News last week, Harvell was taken to Muhlenberg County Hospital earlier this month complaining of severe pain. He was then diagnosed with cancer and has begun chemo and other treatment at Baptist Hospital in Madisonville.
 
Due to his surprise return from the hospital Sunday afternoon, there was little time for his growing number of supporters to gather on the courthouse square. But those who did turn out stood cheering and waving posters with messages of encouragement as Harvell was whisked through the courthouse square.
 
Making a brief stop at the Greenville Fire Department, Harvell told the crowd "I am ready to roll. Where is my radio at?" said the young man known as KB said, referring to his radio equipment used by firefighters.
 
Harvell's father, Phillip Harvell, is a training officer with the GFD, and the two shared hugs with well-wishers along with smiles of appreciation for the words of encouragement from those gathered outside the firehouse.
 
The family will have only a short break at home before returning for more chemo and other treatment back in Madisonville.
 
Phillip Harvell served as a firefighter in Illinois before the Harvells moved to Greenville approximately 2 years ago. Caleb has impressed and inspired many with his strong example of courage and dedicated commitment to continuing in his father's footsteps, aspiring to carry on the family tradition of fighting fires.    
 
Members of the GFD are busy planning a poker run on August 16th in conjunction with the GFD Friday Bike Night. You can also help by purchasing a “Fight Like KB" t-shirts. Also, a trust fund has been set up to help with medical expenses at First Kentucky Bank in Greenville.
 
Find out how you can help by logging on to "Fight Like KB" on Facebook or contact Lonnie Forst at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

nmlb1 500

nmlb2 500
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

WES to Host 'Leadership Day'

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (11/20/14) — Whitesville Elementary School is hosting a special “Leadership Day” to spotlight… Read More

Webster Travels to Muhlenberg for Scrimmage Game

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (11/20/14) — Muhlenberg County hosted for Webster County in a preseason boys' high school… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 18, 2014 4986

Couple Charged for Concealing Food in Infant Car…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 17, 2014 4514

Police Charge Woman for Drug Possession After…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 3702

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 15, 2014 3248

Faces & Stories: Hopkins County Tornado

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 17, 2014 3163

Bremen Woman Ejected From Vehicle During Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S.C. Recke
November 19, 2014 2980

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 15, 2014 2890

18-Year-Old Injured When Pickup Strikes Railroad…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Falon Graham
November 15, 2014 2876

PSC Approves Energy Efficiency Programs for…

in General News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 19, 2014 2736

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 18, 2014 2468

Area Talent to Film Music Video at Merle Travis…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

November 21, 2014 3702

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 21, 2014 1953

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 20, 2014 1825

Man on Bicycle Struck by Vehicle on South Main

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Jeff Miller
November 20, 2014 1813

Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 1649

Commercial Truck Accident Closes Northbound Lanes…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chris Rogers
November 20, 2014 1595

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 20, 2014 1493

Christmas Parades Set for Central City and…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 1461

Muhlenberg County Educator Selected for Induction…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
November 20, 2014 1448

Man Accused of Kicking in Resident's Door,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Russell Nichols
November 21, 2014 1259

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss