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Cantrell recognized for cutting grass at airport
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Warren County Memorial Airport manager John Patterson and Airport Commission chairman Joe Lane Howard recently presented a plaque to Joe T. Cantrell in honor of his 17 years of service to the facility.Cantrell was responsible for keeping the 300 acres within the confines of the airport fence mowed and maintained, something both Howard and Patterson said he accomplished with a combination of hard work and a personal interest in how the airport appeared to the public.Howard said he has known Cantrell most of his life and knew of his diligence and attention to detail, so when Cantrell retired from Kroger he asked him if he would take on the maintenance of the airport grounds. Although he wishes him a happy retirement, Howard says he is sad to see him leave the airport.“It’s sort of like losing your best friend,” Howard said. “I’ve known him almost my entire life and then he came out here and went to work and did a wonderful job.