Campbell Co. highway renamed for beloved vice-principal

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Driving down a stretch of Highway US 25 in Campbell County has new meaning. There's a new sign bearing a name instead of numbers.

"I look at that sign and I thought it might make me sad but it doesn't. It makes me proud," said Ken Bruce's widow Jo Bruce. "It's going to help us to know that people remember."

Ken Bruce's family certainly hasn't forgotten the man who served his country and his community as vice-principal of Campbell County High School.

On Tuesday, a stretch of highway 25 was renamed "Ken Bruce Memorial Highway" named in honor of the educator who was shot and killed at school by a student.

But his family doesn't want his memory to be marked by the tragedy. They want him to be remembered for the life he lived.

"He lived his life obeying his God, his country, loving his family and the job he did," Jo said. "He is and was to us the greatest man."

His family is grateful for Senator Ken Yager and State Rep. Dennis powers who made it all happen.

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