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Retired woman works to keep NKY students safe during pandemic

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Posted at 5:29 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 10:56:39-05

FORT THOMAS, Ky. — One woman in Kentucky might be retired, but she has stayed busy during the pandemic to help make sure students in one Northern Kentucky school district are safe.

Linda Turner has been a teaching assistant and a secretary with Fort Thomas Independent School District since 1996, but this year, after she retired, she decided to sew together masks for the students in the school district.

"I thought, that's a way I can help, that's a way I can give back," Turner said.

Since she started, Turner has sewn about 325 masks for students and teachers in the school district.

"The joy of this is I have seen the kids get them, which is really amazing," Turner said. "It's all for the children; they're so special, they really are. They're what it's all about."

And the staff of the school district are thankful for Turner's work and dedication to the students and staff.

"When Linda stepped up and made the masks, not only for our staff but for our students, that was just one barrier that was removed," Woodfill Elementary School Principal Keith Faust said. "To have someone like Linda provide that support for our kids, for our staff, it was just honestly a big relief..."