PHOTO: Making a positive difference in people's lives is what motivates Laurel Countian Nathan Kirby.
So he took his artistic talents, his past and present experience and his passion for others and combined those qualities to enhance his interests to recognize his profession and the professionals who save lives.
Kirby submitted a re-design of the state's firefighters' license tag to the Kentucky Firefighters Association - hearing recently that his design was the one chosen among several other submissions.
Kirby, a full-time firefighter for the Corbin Fire Department, dedicates his life to helping people, juggling his time between several other public service jobs. He works part-time with the London City Fire Department, part-time with Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and volunteers with the London-Laurel County Rescue Squad.
He became involved in public service when he trained as a firefighter with the London unit and the rescue squad.
"It just clicked with me," he said. "I knew that's what I wanted to do."