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Councilwoman Scott to honor Coach Terrance Washington at this Thursday’s Metro Council Meeting

Wednesday September 25, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will take time during this Thursday night’s Metro Council meeting to honor Coach Terrance Washington for his bravery and his actions to save a two year who fell into an abandoned cistern in Russell Lee Park. The incident occurred on September 12th.

“Coach Washington is a true hero on and off of the football field,” said Scott. “He is a good person, husband, father and leader in Metro Louisville.”

Washington was coaching his youth football team the Yellow Jackets that night when he saw Myahana Moore fall into the cistern while playing in the park. Witnesses at the time of the incident said the Coach jumped into the cistern after her in an effort to rescue the child. Louisville Fire and Rescue crews got both out in good condition.

“I am grateful that Ms. Moore and Coach Washington are in good health and excellent spirits after the incident at Russell Lee Park and I continue to be amazed by the human spirit,” says Scott.

Coach Washington is married with five children. He is employed by the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs and is a graduate of Pleasure Ridge Park High School. He has been coaching for 12 years. He also owned Mattie’s House a Women’s Transitional Home for 10 years.

Councilwoman Scott has invited the Coach’s family along with Myahana Moore and her family and the other coaches and members of the Yellow Jackets Football team to celebrate the public recognition of Coach Washington.

The Metro Council meeting will be held in council chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street beginning at 6:00pm.

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