Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Shane Jacobs said Wednesday that Post 10 won the 2012 “Cram the Cruiser” campaign again this year.
Jacobs said the statewide campaign is designed to collect food for the needy to be distributed through community organizations.
Six schools participated in Harlan County this year, along with a substantial amount of help from Knox County.
The drive in Jacobs’ post area resulted in 21,471 pounds of food being collected, up from the total of 14,436 pounds collected in 2011 that won the Harlan post top honors in the event.
With the closest challenge coming from Post 1 in Mayfield with 11,350 pounds, Jacobs and his colleagues will retain the “Cram the Cruiser” Trophy for another year.
“I am tickled to death,” said Jacobs late Wednesday afternoon when he received official notification that the trophy is remaining here.
What makes the honor especially nice for Post 10 is that in 2010, the first year of the event, only 295 pounds of food was collected from Bell, Harlan and Knox counties.