Photo by Dave Dockins Lee Dockins receives a proclamation naming Sept. 11, 2018, as Lee Dockins Day in Logan County. Pictured with Lee is Judge Executive Logan Chick presenting her with the proclamation.

Photo by Dave Dockins

Lee Dockins receives a proclamation naming Sept. 11, 2018, as Lee Dockins Day in Logan County. Pictured with Lee is Judge Executive Logan Chick presenting her with the proclamation.

Local and world-renowned athlete Lee Dockins was celebrated in her own community this week at a fiscal court meeting as Judge Executive Logan Chick read and presented a proclamation declaring Tuesday, Sept. 11 as Lee Dockins Day in Logan County.

"We are so proud of Lee. You have made Logan County proud," said Judge Chick. "This is your day."

Lee is a graduate of Logan County High School. She is the daughter of former Logan County First District Magistrate Harris and Sharon Dockins of South Logan.

Lee has traveled all over the United State and the world competing in the Special Olympics. She participated in the National Games in 2006, 2014, and 2018 and the World Games in 2007, 2011, and 2015. She was named Kentucky Special Olympics Athlete of the year in 2007 and has served as a Global Messenger. Lee is the most decorated World Game athlete from Kentucky winning 160 gold medals, 38 silver, and 24 bronze. Lee was most recently featured in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. for her many contributions as an athlete.

On Tuesday, Dockins also received accolades from Department of Transportation engineer Joe Plunk who presented a sign in her honor that will hang at the entrances into Logan County on US 68. The sign reads "Logan County Home of Lee Dockins 2018 Special Olympics World Gold Medalist."

Dockins spoke after a standing ovation sharing her appreciation for the moment and thanking all those involved with the proclamation and signage.

"Thank you all for this honor. This is just unbelievable and I love you all," said Dockins.

There to celebrate with Lee were many of her family and friends.

Donating funds for the sign and present at the meeting were members of the Russellville Lion's Club.