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

Muhlenberg Painter Joins Fight for KB

pray kb paintingMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/5/13) – As the story of Caleb Harvell's fight with cancer has spread throughout the county and the region, numerous fundraisers have taken place.
 
Now, a touching painting by artist Mary Mae James of Central City is taking its place in the effort, as yet another way to raise funds for the 19-year-old firefighter known simply as KB.
 
Like many in the county, Ms. James found out about the plight of Harvell through word of mouth.
 
"We have a neighbor named Rondal Hambrick, who is a member of the Central City Fire Department and a crew chief at the Wendell Ford Regional Training Center,” said James. “Ron was telling me about a young fireman in the Greenville Fire Department who had been diagnosed with cancer. Ron was feeling so bad and wanted to do something to help the family. So I told him that I've done many paintings to raise funds for our church and other causes when I lived in Florida. I told him I will do the painting if he would take care of the raffle since I don't have many connections in that area. Ron said that he would like it to be on the theme of a fireman, so he brought over his coat and hat, along with fire equipment and I made the painting."
 
Hambrick told Surfky.com News, "When I first found out about Kalb's situation, it was devastating. Especially when it's a fellow firefighter. It's just something that affects all of us firefighters in the county. We are a brotherhood. She was honored to do the painting, and I thought she did an excellent job, for a good cause, and a great kid."
 
Caleb's father, Phillip Harvell is also a fireman, and has been giving daily updates on KB's progress on Facebook at "Fight Like KB".
 
The raffle for the painting is tentatively set for September 20th. Tickets are available at On Main at 133 South Main Street and at Greenville Fire Department, and at Trophy Connection in Copper Creek Shopping Center in Powderly.
 
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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 19, 2014 4538

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 17, 2014 3388

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 20, 2014 3349

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 18, 2014 2985

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 19, 2014 2803

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3388

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2803

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 18, 2014 1875

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1793

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 1474

My Kentucky Roads - Twin Maples Farm in…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 20, 2014 1027

Man Charged with Theft After KSP…

in Top Stories by Alexis McGee
September 19, 2014 853

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 19, 2014 818

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 18, 2014 665

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 18, 2014 492

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 20, 2014 3349

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 20, 2014 1525

Paradise NRA Banquet Promises Food, Fun,…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 436

Hundreds Turn Out for Greenville Festival

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 345

Muhlenberg Bass Team Members Score…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 178

Third Suspect Charged in Greenville Home…

in Top Stories by MCITF PIO Wes Miller

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


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

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06