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Charles Phillips, left, receives an award from the Ohio Division of Wildlife during a retirement celebration last month. During the celebration, Phillips, a former Owen County sheriff’s deputy turned Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer became the first Kentuckian to receive the prestigious “Eagle Award” during the celebration.
Commending a job well done

Throughout his decades-long career in public service, Capt. Charles Phillips has received numerous awards and recognition, but none can compare to the accolade he received shortly after his retirement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife July 31.
Phillips, a 1985 graduate of Owen County High and a former Owen County sheriff’s deputy, rose through the ranks to become commander over Kentucky’s sixth wildlife district — which includes all of Owen County — and, upon his retirement was awarded the “Eagle Award.”


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