By Rachel Christian
Local resident Jay Price received the Martin A Werner State Firefighter of the Year Award from the American Legion on July 9, during the group’s annual convention in Indianapolis.
To win at the state level, participants must first win at the local and district levels. With 12 districts and over 200 local posts in Indiana, Price competed against numerous other firefighters for the award. He is the first firefighter from Posey County to receive this award from the American Legion.