I am who I am today because people like you believed in me.
Those are the words I would say to Cindy Ethington, a beloved teacher from my hometown who died July 16 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.
I got to know Mrs. E shortly after she began her teaching career at Bardstown Middle School. She and fellow teacher Janet Carrico had applied for a grant for a unique student program. Through it, BMS students were selected to spend a good portion of their summer, and then most of the school year, traveling and learning about Kentucky’s history.