Iraq War veteran Chase Matthews (right) of Eddyville was honored Saturday at Kuttawa Day for the sacrifices he made as a soldier. Kuttawa Major Jimmy Campbell opened the festival at Silver Cliff Park by declaring Saturday Chase Matthews Day and presenting a plaque to the Kentucky National Guard veteran severely injured March 2007 in the Iraq War. Matthews lost both legs and mobility in his left arm from injuries received when a roadside bomb tore through his Humvee. He was joined during the recognition by his wife, Jennifer, and children, Sarah and Owen. All veterans will be honored 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the 20th annual Veterans' Appreciation Luncheon and Program at Lyon County High School. More photos from Kuttawa Day can be found inside.
DARYL K. TABOR | Herald Ledger