Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Bennett Retires from MCCH After 40 Years

BennettKathy Bennett, MCCH Nursing Assistant retires after 40 years. (Photo courtesy MCCH)MURRAY, Ky. (3/31/14) – For many, entering the workforce for the first time means looking ahead to promotions, new titles and moving up the ladder.

Not for Kathy Bennett, who found the job she loved and stuck with it for her entire career at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Now, with 40 years of experience as a Nursing Assistant, Bennett is retiring at the end of March.

It is no surprise Bennett came to work at MCCH, many of her family members had been employed at the hospital.

In fact, it was her mother who first got her the job. As a 17-year-old looking at a summer job inside, Bennett wasn’t initially enthusiastic about the opportunity.

“I didn’t want to, but I ended up really liking it. Once I got involved in caring for sick people, I realized it was my calling,” she said.

Bennett said she thought about going to school to become a nurse, but realized she was really good at being a Nursing Assistant and didn’t want to do anything else.

She started working in respite care before moving over to the main MCCH campus.

In her 40 years, Bennett said she has seen the ups and downs as the hospital has grown and expanded, but has had many good memories and will miss her time at Murray Hospital.

“This hospital raised me from a baby,” she said. “I’ve been very fortunate to enjoy what I do. I’m proud of what I’ve done here – taking care of sick people.

I can look back and say I had my best years at MCCH.”

Once retired, Bennett said she plans on spending time with her children, grandchildren, her fiancé, Gary Evitts, and other family and friends. She also plans to continue her hobbies of shopping at consignment stores and yard sales, taking long walks and traveling.

“Now it’s time for me, time for my kids and grandkids and time for Gary,” she said.

SurfKY News
Information provided by MCCH

© 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

In Other News...

Madisonville Fire Department Receives Donation from Streamlight, Inc.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/14) — As part of Streamlight’s commitment to continue to serve as a sponsor of the Travis… Read More

Suspect Charged in Robbery of a Lone Oak Business

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/28/14) — On Aug. 9, 2014, at approximately 2:13 p.m., deputies responded to a reported armed… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 25, 2014 4361

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4339

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3840

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 3355

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 3309

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 25, 2014 4339

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2460

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision Near…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
August 25, 2014 2367

Former Co-Workers Trying to Raise Money…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 24, 2014 2296

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Officer Jeff Miller
August 26, 2014 1832

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 25, 2014 3355

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 3309

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3196

GRADD Seeking Ombudsman Program Volunteers

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 26, 2014 2708

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 2394

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 25, 2014 4361

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3840

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 3065

Job Corp Celebrates 50th Anniversary

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3059

Mustangs Marching Classic

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 2361

Family Has Close Call with Tornado

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

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)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (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