Heroes abound in Hopkins County. From veterans to first responders, there’s a wealth of people who have sacrificed for the benefit of others. Banners, recognition lunches and a variety of events often shine a light on these individuals — but when heroes honor heroes, it has a special feel to the occasion. For the last three years before Veterans Day, Hopkins County first responders have volunteered their time to hang out with vets at the Eddie Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center. Madisonville Police Officer Jeff Miller started this service project as a way for local civil servants to connect with and honor people who served the country.